'It was a bit strange from Grant McCann' - Sheffield Wednesday chief Garry Monk hits back over Hull City manager's hospitality claims

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has branded Grant McCann's post-match comments after Hull City’s narrow win at Hillsborough as “strange”.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 8:26 am
Updated Friday, 3rd January 2020, 2:41 pm

McCann criticised the Owls over the "ridiculous" treatment of his Tigers team in the wake of their 1-0 win on New Year's Day.

He claimed he was made to park 10 minutes from the ground and complained that all the plugs were turned off in the changing room.

But speaking at his pre-match press briefing ahead of their FA Cup clash at Brighton and Hove Albion tomorrow, Monk said: "It was a bit strange from Grant.

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“I think the problem is more his side.

"I have had to do some investigation into it.

"I think every away team that travels get 10-12 car parking tickets and are distributed by their own people.

"I think he needs to have a word with whoever distributes their (Hull’s) car parking tickets and whoever put them in whatever car park.

"There is no car park 10 minutes away so I think it was a bit of an exaggeration from Grant.

"In terms of everything else, I don't really understand it to be honest with you.

"I think for whatever reason he has been a little precious afterwards.

"Like I said, I think he probably needs to speak to the people who distribute his own car parking ticket if he is not happy with that."

Hull picked up maximum points after a second half strike from Jarrod Bowen to complete a league double over Wednesday.

"The feedback we had on our hospitality on Wednesday was fantastic; no problems at all," said Monk.

"Our changing room is no different to all the changing rooms we visit on an away day.

"Maybe he [McCann] was a little bit precious in that moment but that is up to him."

Monk, who has confirmed Cameron Dawson will start in goal at the AMEX Stadium tomorrow, joked: "I will make sure there are some sofas and pillows next time so he will be a little bit more comfortable."

Owls next match in the Championship is another Yorkshire derby. Next Saturday they travel to face high-flying Leeds United at Elland Road