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Grant McCann has vowed to fight on as Hull City boss despite the club's drop into League One.  (stock photo)

Grant McCann has vowed to fight on as Hull City boss despite the club's drop into League One. (stock photo)

Grant McCann has vowed to fight on as Hull City boss despite the club's drop into League One. (stock photo)

Grant McCann has vowed to fight on as Hull City boss despite the club's drop into League One.

The Tigers were relegated to the third tier for the first time in 15 years by Wednesday's loss against Cardiff City.

Supporters are naturally restless and the former Northern Ireland international admits he may struggle to win them over.

"I can't make anyone believe me at this point. No one's going to believe me," the Sandy Row man said. "But I've got a staff in there who do, I've got 18 contracted players in there who do and I know I'm going to be recruiting players and characters who want to win, fight and run and get out of League One next year. That's what we're aiming to do."

McCann's side lost 16 of their last 20 games to go from mid-table to bottom.

"We'll reflect and reset and look at it after the next two weeks and we'll go again," he added. "Fans are judging me, but that's the role of management.

"I'm hopefully going to have another 25 years in this game and will take the bad seasons with the good seasons, I've got to learn from them.

"That's what makes people stand up and have a good career. I've got to look at myself always and then got to try to build a group that's robust and strong and ready for League One."

Belfast Telegraph