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Peter Swan had two spells with Burnley, firstly signed by Jimmy Mullen in 1995 and then by Stan Ternent three years later, one year on from Ternent taking him to Bury.

Swan, who started his career with home town club Leeds, had previously played for Hull. That’s where his loyalties lie now and he’s predicting a home win this Saturday.

profile peter swanHe told the Hull Daily Mail: “Obviously City will go into the game full of confidence, given the way they have been playing recently against the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, and will be hopeful they can take the three points.”

He’s not taken the closest of looks at the league table, and added: “In addition to the Tigers’ form, Burnley have picked up just two points away from Turf Moor all season, scoring five goals. It means if City can score twice they will beat this lot.

“The Clarets don’t like travelling that’s clear, there’s something within the team that results in a fear of playing away from home. I don’t know what it is but it’s there and it makes me confident of a home win on Saturday. Burnley are no mugs though, even if they were outplayed by non-league Lincoln City last week.

“But we all know that was an exception to the rule and they’ll be itching to shrug off that embarrassment and pick up their first win on the road for their fans this week. Sean Dyche has them well drilled and they work well as a solid unit.

“They’re a bit similar to the Tigers in that sense. If you look down the squad list, they don’t have many stand out players but, like City, they work well as a collective unit and it’s up to Marco Silva’s men to break that down.

“One quality player they do have is Robbie Brady who I’m sure will get a good reception on his first return to the KCOM. He left for the right reasons and didn’t create an awful lot of controversy. Most of the City boys know what he can do and after his goal against Chelsea, they will be extra vigilant in and around the box.”

Hull City are currently a club in turmoil off the pitch with supporters in serious dispute with the owners, so it is perhaps surprising that Swan added: “Everything about the club is positive at this moment in time.”

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