Player News - Hull City

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek is expected to follow Chelsea youngster Ola Aina out on loan as the pair look to gain first-team experience away from Stamford Bridge.

Aina, 20, joins Championship outfit Hull City for the next 12 months having made just three substitute appearances last season. Speaking after his signing, the right-back was said to be "very excited" to start a new chapter in his career. "It’s my first loan move away from Chelsea and I just want to hit the ground running," he told the clubs website. Meanwhile, Frank de Boer is poised to make his first signing as Crystal Palace manager with Loftus-Cheek scheduled to complete his medical today ahead of a proposed season-long loan. The 21-year-old, who attracted interest from Premier League new boys Brighton and Newcastle, has struggled to nail down regular game time despite making his top-flight debut more than 2 years ago.
Jul 11 - 5:26 AM

Premier League new boys, Newcastle United, are said to be keen on Hull City’s highly rated winger Kamil Grosicki.

The 28-year-old almost helped the Tigers complete a remarkable turnaround following his arrival in January. In 12 league starts, Grosicki provided three assists, but created 21 chances, more than any other player at the club during the same period. The Poland international will be leaving the KCOM Stadium come June, as he has a relegation release clause in current deal, but what remains uncertain is where Grosicki will end up. New Watford manager and former boss Marco Silva is said to be keen on being reunited with the player he signed from French club Rennes. However, local press suggest Rafa Benitez has made a move, as he looks to strengthen his squad after winning promotion from the Championship.
May 29 - 10:37 AM

Hull City's fate was already sealed but it was still a bitter pill to swallow in their final top flight match, getting manhandled 1-7 by Tottenham.

If one was at the KCOM Stadium today, you wouldn't have guessed the crowd were watching a relegated side getting beat by a lopsided score, but to the credit of Hull City supporters, the atmosphere was generally positive. Marco Silva nearly pulled off the impossible, and deserves much of the credit. Remember, this is a side that could barely piece together an 18-man squad on Matchday One. Sam Clucas scored a consolation goal in this one, his third of the season. The fact that left him just one goal short of sharing the team lead in that department (Robert Snodgrass having departed) tells you the story.
Source: NBC Sports
May 21 - 12:25 PM

Ryan Mason says he is "looking forward to coming back a better player" but insists "there is no timescale" on his return to first-team action.

Mason has been sidelined since January after suffering a sickening clash of heads with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill which left him in hospital for 8 days and pretty much housebound for six-to-eight weeks. But now, Mason is on the road to recovery following a return to the clubs training ground: "Coming back is a massive step for me," he revealed. "There were times when I just couldn’t be around noise, and people talking in the same room would have been too much for me. But I feel this is the right time." However, the 25-year-old is keen to stress that he won’t be taking any unnecessary risks during his recovery: "I’m just taking each day as it comes. I’ve got some strength back but I’m still dealing with a lot of fatigue. I’m respecting my body and listening to what it is telling me."
May 13 - 7:30 AM

Liverpool's Lazar Markovic, who is on loan at Hull City, has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

Markovic limped off in last weekend's disappointing defeat to Sunderland at the KCOM Stadium, and will now miss the Premier League status defining final two games against Crystal Palace and Spurs.
May 11 - 5:06 PM

Lazar Markovic has emerged as an early for Sundays crunch clash at Crystal Palace after he picked up an injury against Sunderland.

The Liverpool loanee, who has impressed in recent games, was forced off due to a muscular problem and his involvement this weekend hangs in the balance. Markovic scored vital goals against Watford and Middlesbrough last month and if he fails to recover, then his absence from the side, presents Marco Silva with a selection headache. Realistically Hull need at least four-points from their remaining matches to give them a fighting chance of staying up with Markovic an integral part of those plans. Evandro looks poised for a recall while Silva may consider a slight change in formation with Palace typically adopting a 4-2-3-1/4-5-1. The Eagles have looked frail defensively since losing James Tomkins, Scott Dann and Mamadou Sakho to injury in April and Silva may throw caution to the wind with Tottenham at home on the final day.
May 9 - 5:31 AM

Hull City missed a golden opportunity to break away from the final relegation spot in a 2-0 home loss to Sunderland.

Marco Silva's first home loss as Hull manager, and first home loss since 2014, came at the worst possible time with the Tigers sitting in 17th place just two points above Swansea City. And against last-place Sunderland, who became the first club to be relegation last week, points seemed imminent. Despite 16 shots, Hull couldn't manage a goal against the leaky Black Cats defense, even with reigning PFA player of the month in Kamil Grosicki after his three assists in April. The Tigers let in two second-half goals on set pieces, which proved to be their weak point against a more physical Sunderland.
Source: NBC Sports
May 6 - 12:35 PM

Hull City are interested in making Andrea Ranocchia's loan deal from Inter permanent and reports in Italy suggest they will not succeed without parting with £8.4 million.

Ranocchia, capped 24 times for Italy, was once considered to be a rising star of Italian football and captain of Inter while in his early 20s. However, poor form and a merry-go-round of managers at the club saw him relegated to the fringes and in need of a fresh start. Since coming to Hull, he has been a revelation, building a good partnership with Harry Maguire in the heart of the Tigers' defence and scoring twice in April. He will surely leave the San Siro in the summer, and it seems Hull will open their wallets to extend his stay with them.
May 4 - 1:35 PM

Hull City will once again be without the services of Omar Elabdellaoui when they face Southampton at St Mary’s this weekend.

The Norwegian international has been struggling with a back problem since March and Marcos Silva will have to wait for another week, at least, before Elabdellaoui is ready for a return to first-team action. Everton loanee Oumar Niasse is available for selection after the Football Association decided to rescind the red card he was issued versus Watford in game week thirty-four. The Tigers have no fresh injury concerns but Ryan Mason [skull fracture], Moses Odubajo, Will Keane and David Meyler [all knee] remain on the sidelines. Greg Luer and Brian Lenihan continue to build fitness with the development side.
Apr 27 - 8:01 AM

The remarkable change in Hull's fortunes since Marco Silva arrived at the club has almost brought safety after they won 2-0 on Saturday against Watford.

Immediately after the kick off, neither side threatened, with Hull subdued and Watford mainly relying on long-balls to get behind the Tigers' sluggish centre-back pairing of Maguire and Ranocchia. However, the first half became controversial when referee Bobby Madley sent off Oumar Niasse for a tackle on Niang. The Senegalese striker could be accused of trailing his leg but seemed to lack any intent to bring down Watford's man. However, the decision didn't spoil the home side's chances and instead they rallied after the break. Hull broke after Capoue had a fine effort saved by Jakupovic, and Grosicki crossed in for Markovic who headed past Gomes. Sam Clucas copper-fastened the lead on 70', rifling a shot into the top corner from distance to confirm his side's victory.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 22 - 12:16 PM

Hull City midfielder David Meyler has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The Republic of Ireland international suffered a medial knee ligament injury during training last week. Meyler has featured sporadically for the Tigers this season, sometimes holding down a starting place in 28 appearances in all competitions. He scored just once, against Liverpool back in September. His club wished him well with his recovery from the blow on their official site.
Apr 17 - 2:59 PM

Hull City's attempts to accommodate Michael Dawson in the heart of their defence recently has compromised the good work Marco Silva has done in that area.

The Hull Daily Mail's columnist Peter Swan claims that Dawson is off the pace and visibly struggling to match the speed required at Premier League level. In spite of his previous good service to the club, Swan believes than Harry Maguire and Ranocchia must be trusted as the central pairing instead, as they inspire structure throughout the team. When Maguire was pushed out right against Stoke, the Tigers were tamed centrally by the Potters, a feat that many teams have failed to achieve in recent weeks.
Apr 17 - 2:55 PM

Tom Huddlestone has completed his three match ban after receiving a red card at Everton last month.

Local outlet the Hull Daily Mail expects Huddlestone to retake his place in Marco Silva's starting XI at the expense of Alfred N'Diaye. Huddlestone had been performing brilliantly before his suspension, and the Senegalese has struggled to consistently fill his boots in his absence. He will most likely partner Sam Clucas in midfielder. Clucas will be freed up to play in his more natural box-to-box midfield role and attack more, while Huddlestone will provide a screen in front of the defence.
Apr 14 - 12:01 PM

Surging Hull City couldn't manage to carry over its momentum from last week in a 3-1 loss to Manchester City.

Th Tigers managed two straight wins against West Ham and Middlesbrough in a compact week, but couldn't stop Manchester City's relentless attack. They didn't do themselves any favors by gifting the Sky Blues their first goal of the match when Ahmed Elmohamady turned the ball into his own net in the 31st minute. Then City began to pile it on in the second half with goals from Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph. Despite recording a goal and an assist in a dominant 4-2 win against Middlesbrough on Wednesday, Abel Hernandez wasn't named in the starting lineup; and it showed with only one shot on goal. But Andrea Ranocchia was able to pull one back with his strike in the 88th, which should have been saved if not for a poor effort by Claudio Bravo.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 8 - 12:36 PM

Andrea Ranocchia's late goal gave Hull City an invaluable victory over West Ham at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.

Hull started with two strikers up top in Hernandez and Niasse, but they failed to capitalise on some good play and it was the Hammers who took the lead. Carroll was gifted an easy opportunity by Curtis Davies, after he somehow missed a lofted Cresswell ball. Carroll took it down with his chest and finished with ease past Jakupovic. Hull applied pressure without cutting edge as the first half concluded but their 'keeper kept them in the tie with a great save from Lanzini. Grosicki was brought on for the erring Davies and provided the assist for Andy Robertson to cap off a fantastic team move after the break. Hull missed chances but Ranocchia struck late to head in Grosicki's corner to give the Tigers a vital three points.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 1 - 11:59 AM


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