ADVER Sport asked Hull Daily Mail sports reporter Barry Cooper for his thoughts on Town’s upcoming opponents, Hull City.

How have Hull started the season, performance-wise?

I think given what happened last season, few expected City to start quite as well as they have done, especially when you consider how low confidence must have been.

Results have obviously been very good, winning six from eight, and while they were deservedly beaten for their second half display at Fleetwood, the Peterborough reverse was a very different affair and one they should not have lost.

What sort of game-plan will Hull implement?

City’s tactics will largely be the same as they were at Bristol Rovers on Tuesday, though I’m sure that won’t include conceding quite so early!

Grant McCann’s style is very much to play on the front foot, an attack-minded 4-3-3 is his staple formation in which they look to get forward very quickly, especially down their right.

It will be to impose themselves on the game, dominate in the midfield and allow their attacking players to create the level of chances they’ve done thus far, even if the shot conversion rate has been fairly poor.

Are there any weaknesses in the Hull squad that Swindon could take advantage of?

I’m yet to be convinced by the overall quality of their defence. Yes, they have kept five clean sheets so far, but within those games there have been times when they’ve looked decidedly shaky.

Fleetwood was a very obvious example of that, but also early on at the Memorial Stadium, they looked iffy, especially under the high press and I’m sure that’s an area Richie Wellens will look to exploit.

Who are Hull’s most in-form players?

George Honeyman has been the stand-out in the middle of the park, everything that City do goes through him.

Right-back Josh Emmanuel has arguably been the most impressive summer signing, while Keane Lewis-Potter and Mallik Wilks have been City’s biggest threats going forward.

Score prediction?

I fancy it’ll be a good game with a few goals, for me, though, I think City will win 4-2.