Peter Swan: This Hull City side is better the Phil Brown's Wembley promotion winners
THE key to beating Barnsley on Saturday is simple. Score two goals and we will win.
In 12 of their 13 games this season Barnsley have failed to score more than once – the other game was a resounding 5-0 win at Birmingham. Go figure.
City are more than capable of scoring two goals against any side and defensively they are solid enough to limit the Tykes in their attempts on goal.
People often ask me who's the best team I have seen and in previous years I have had to say teams like Swansea and Norwich.
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But this year I have no qualms about saying Hull City are the best side I have seen.
If they can pick up three points against Barnsley, then there is no reason why automatic promotion can't be achieved.
This side is miles better than Phil Brown's side that won promotion in 2008.
Everything is better from the running of the club down to the fans.
The atmosphere around the ground is relaxed and that is reflected in the football on the pitch.
If the Tigers can cut out the individual errors at the back, then who knows what can be achieved.
The fans will expect a win against a Barnsley side who have struggled since thrashing Birmingham.
I don't expect too many changes to be made to the side because they did so well last weekend at Bristol City.
That was an important game as they needed to get back to winning ways following their 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough.
The players who missed out last week might have to sit on the bench again.
The majority of players who have been given their chance are taking them. None more so than Paul McShane. I thought he was going to be a bit-part squad player but he has come in and been solid for the last five games and is worthy of his place in the team.
I'm expecting the Tigers to continue their good form and win 3-0.
They have the attacking flair to make life difficult for Keith Hill's men.
City could win playing at 90 per cent but from the fans' point of view, you'd want to see them go at 100 per cent and put a show on at the KC Stadium.