Hull City boss Grant McCann has said that youngster Keane Lewis-Potter could have a bright future with the club after he netted his first goal for the club in a 3-1 defeat to Barnsley at the weekend.

Hull Citys’ 3-1 loss to Barnsley on Saturday afternoon made for a disappointing weekend for the club, failing to follow up their 4-0 thumping of Preston North End with a result against the bottom of the table Tykes.

However, one emerging talent provided one positive outcome of the weekend, 18-year-old forward Keane Lewis-Potter, making only his fourth Championship appearance off the bench scored in the 81st minute to put a bit of pressure of Barnsley before Conor Chaplin sealed the win for Gerhard Struber’s side.

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Now, speaking to Hull Live, Tigers boss Grant McCann has moved to praise Lewis-Potter, tipping him for a bright future at the KCOM Stadium. He said:

“Keano is a good player and can play anywhere across the front line, which is good because I like that ability with people playing in different positions. Keano gives us that bit. I am sure he will keep his feet on the ground. He is a great boy and just wants to get better.

“Losing Josh opens a door for others and we have got Norbert coming back in maybe a week. Keano is in and around the building and there’s Eavesy and Jarrod plays there. We are okay in terms of what we have got up there, but it is a blow.

“He had an excellent pre-season. He got into the first team and as young players do, they get a wee bit comfortable. Our training ground is nice and everything is comfortable and you have to give a reminder to say: ‘This is not a holiday camp, you have to work.’

“As we always do with all young players, it was a little bit of a ‘back to the 23s’ and then we brought him back with us. Since he has been back with us, he has been great. In the last three games he has come on for us, he could have scored three goals. Josh Bowler could have squared it for him at Middlesbrough and Jarrod could have squared it to him the other day and here was a great header at the back post.


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