Hull boss Grant McCann insists he will not resign despite his team's 8-0 thrashing at Wigan

Hull City boss Grant McCann felt his men could have been 10-0 down at half-time such was the dominance of Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Tuesday night.
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Grant McCann

As it were the visitors conceded seven goals without reply to a rampant Latics outfit who looked they could score every time they attacked in the first half.

The visitors managed to stem the flow of the goals after the break, just conceding the one goal to lose 8-0 on the night.

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McCann admitted it was one of the most humiliating nights of his football career, but he resisted calls to resign, insisting that he has every intention of preparing the Tigers for the final two games as they look to avoid relegation.

"I came on as a substitute once for West Ham at Blackburn and we lost 7-1 in the Premier League," McCann said.

"But I've not experienced anything like that, the way it was.

"It was nowhere near good enough and that's all I can say on it.

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"I'd like to apologise to the fans. It just felt like every time Wigan went forward they were going to score especially in the first half.

"It could have been 10-0 at half-time. Wigan were excellent, but we can't defend like that and expect to get anything from a game."

On calls for his resignation, McCann said: "It's not a question I am going to answer now.

"We have got two huge games coming up in the next week or so and I will try to prepare the team to get the results."

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McCann refused to accept that his men had not showed the necessary effort required to compete in the Championship.

"Whatever you blame, I don't think it was a lack of effort," he said.

"I know it's hard to look at it any other way when you lose 8-0.

"The boys have been fighting up until this point and tonight we were just nowhere near it.

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"Wigan were so much better than us. They were first to everything.

"All we can do is look at it tomorrow as a group of staff and players.

"The good thing is, it's still in our hands. We have two games left - one at home against Luton on Saturday and we have to win."