Player News - Hull City

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Hull City walked away losers after a 2-0 result at the Emirates, but they showed encouraging signs against Arsenal as they continue their fight to dodge relegation.

All the wheeling and dealing Hull did in January to reshape their club rather than packing it in as a lost cause has to be admired. After back-to-back clean sheets against formidable opponents Liverpool and Manchester United, they continued to show a strengthening defense in spite of conceding twice. The first goal came off of the arm of Alexis Sanchez and the second came in second half stoppage time as Arsenal were able to counter with so many Tigers getting forward looking for an equalizer and it eventually led to a handball by Sam Clucas, resulting in an immediate sending off and a chance for Arsenal to convert a penalty, which they did. Still, Lazar Markovic showed a threat out wide and Oumar Niasse had a couple of close chances so the future looks bright for Hull despite today's defeat.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 11 - 9:41 AM

Andrea Ranocchia will most likely partner Sean Maguire in the centre of Hull's defence on Saturday against Arsenal.

Michael Dawson has been ruled out of the tie because of the calf strain he picked up in the warm up ahead of last weekend's clash with Liverpool. Curtis Davies is still absent too, leaving the Italian new boy in line to get his second PL start, after an impressive debut against Liverpool where he impressed defensively and with his assist for Niasse's goal.
Feb 10 - 12:34 PM

Hull City midfielder Sam Clucas is potentially going to be relegated to the bench in the near future.

Clucas favours a role in the centre of midfielder, mostly acting as a ball-winning midfielder. Earlier in the season, Mike Phelan at times deployed him on the left wing, where he was quite effective but certainly not content. Now, Marco Silva is faced with the choice of playing Clucas or instead select Lazar Markovic. For last week's Liverpool game, Markovic was ineligible to face his parent club, but Clucas was forced out to the wing by another new arrival, Alfred N'Diaye, who had a fantastic debut. It's now possible that N'Diaye will continue in the middle, with Clucas droppoing out of the side altogether for Markovic to play out wide.
Feb 10 - 12:22 PM

Since Marco Silva has arrived at Hull City, there has been a remarkable turnaround in Hull's defensive fortunes.

Concurrent clean sheets in the league against Manchester United and Liverpool have come from tactical changes and delivered new found confidence to the Tigers. Firstly, Hull were compact and co-ordinated in defence in both of the noted games, which made them hard to break down, even for some of the league's most creative attackers. They've also begun marking zonally at set pieces, which has been successful thus far. Last weekend, new-signing Andrea Ranocchia impressed all with a commanding performance alongside Harry Maguire too. His aerial prowess, positioning and his assist for Niasse were especially praiseworthy.
Feb 10 - 12:15 PM

Everton loanee Oumar Niasse looks set to lead the Hull City attack at Arsenal on Saturday after the club confirmed Abel Hernandez could miss the next 3-4 weeks through injury.

The 26-year-old scored twice on his return to the starting line-up against Bournemouth in January having previously missed the last two months because of a groin strain and subsequent surgery to repair his hernia. Thankfully, Marco Silva made a several January signings to help bolster his squad for the second half of the campaign with Niasse, scorer of his first ever Premier League goal in the 2-0 win over Liverpool, poised for a run in the side. Hull now have the luxury of options in attack with Dieumerci Mbokani also able to play as a lone striker, however, the DR Congo international was brought in by former boss Mike Phelan and looks to be the least favoured of those available. The same could also be said of Adama Diomande who was initially omitted from last weekend’s match day squad. Only the late withdrawal of Michael Dawson handed him a place in the 18.
Feb 9 - 8:36 AM

Hull City were unaffected by the last-minute withdrawal of their skipper Michael Dawson after the home side made it four wins in a row at the KCOM Stadium.

Marco Silva revealed after the 2-0 win over Liverpool that centre-back Dawson felt his calf during the warm-up and was replaced as a precaution. The late change however, didn’t appear to disrupt Hull too much, as the recently arrived Andrea Ranocchia [on-loan from Inter Milan] came in for his debut. The Tigers made four changes from the side which drew 0-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday, and it was another assured defensive display which helped Hull secure three-points to take them up-to eighteenth. However, the loss of Dawson will be worrying, it follows on the back of an injury to Curtis Davies earlier this week who could miss around two months due to a hamstring strain. The 33-year-old will be assessed but with a break in Premier League proceedings coming up, it’s hoped that Dawson may only miss one match [Arsenal in GW25] before returning to face Burnley at the end of February.
Source: beIN Sports
Feb 4 - 4:17 PM

Hull City overcame the odds to beat Liverpool 2-0 at the KCOM Stadium.

Hull were pegged back in their own half for the majority of this game, winning in spite of having 28% possession. They played 3 at the back again, with 10 behind the ball when not in possession. Coutinho had 'Pool's best chance of the opening period while Lallana was anonymous. Instead, Hull took the lead throug Alfred N'Diaye after yet another Mignolet howler. In the second half, Liverpool pushed Hull hard with Coutinho again wasteful. Hull relied on the counter all game for their attacks, and scored through Oumar Niasse in this way. Liverpool continued to press but Hull stood firm to hold an impressive clean sheet and get a vital 3 points.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 4 - 12:05 PM

Hull City spoiled any thoughts of an easy three points for Manchester United, earning a point from a 0-0 draw.

New manager Marco Silva and the Tigers have grown quite accustomed to Manchester United: tonight marked the third time in exactly three weeks the two clubs have faced off due to the League Cup semifinals. And that familiarity showed as Hull hung tight at the back despite selling off two of the club's brightest stars in Robert Snodgrass and Jake Livermore. New signings Andrea Ranocchia and Lazar Markovic each made their Premier League debuts for the side while Eldin Jakupovic made six saves to earn the point at Old Trafford.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 1 - 5:06 PM

Hull City completed the signing of Rennes winger Markus Grosicki on transfer deadline night for an undisclosed fee.

Grosicki is a Polish international and has acquired a lot of experience over 40+ caps for his country, appearing at both Euro 2012 and Euro 2016. The 28 year old winger has signed a three and a half year deal and is seen as a partial replacement for the departed Snodgrass. Grosicki's strongest attribute is his pace and he possesses some dribbling ability. However, consistency has been his downfall in the past. Grosicki almost signed for Burnley in the summer for a fee somewhere in the region of £7 million. However, after completing a medical Rennes demanded more money and the deal fell through. In the aftermath, Grosicki tweeted his devastation that his move fell through. He had 4 goals and 3 assists in 16 Ligue 1 appearances this season before his move to England.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 1 - 9:46 AM

Hull City announced the loan signing of former Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye late on transfer deadline day.

N'Diaye's loan deal will keep him at the club until the end of the season as they fight to keep they Premier League status. N'Diaye lined out for Sunderland in 2013 for both Martin O'Neill and Paolo Di Canio, however under the latter his stint disintegrated. He was loaned out first to Turkish side Eskisehirspor and later Real Betis, with whom he was relegated to the Liga Adelante. However, he made his deal with Betis permanent and eventually earned a move to Villarreal in La Liga in the summer. This move hasn't gone according to plan so far, with the Senegalese only starting the club's first league game of the season. He has a reputation for his strength and tackling ability and is best suited to a defensive midfield role, however he has experience at centre-back.
Feb 1 - 9:09 AM

Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has said that he feels "lucky to be alive" after being discharged from hospital.

The 25 year old fractured his skull after a clash with Gary Cahill during a recent Premier League match with Chelsea. He subsequently spent a week in St. Mary's Hospital, London receiving treatment before being discharged. He has given thanks for all the support from across the football world that he has received, but admitted he is taking every day as it comes.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 31 - 4:00 PM

Hull City midfielder James Weir has been sent on loan to Championship outfit Wigan Athletic until the end of the season.

Weir, 21, joined Hull City from Man Utd on the summer's transfer deadline day at the start of the season as then-manager Mike Phelan looked to bolster his squad ahead of the games to come. However, Weir has been limited to just three senior appearances, all in the EFL Cup, in a tough season for the Tigers.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 31 - 3:53 PM

Hull City defender Alex Bruce has joined Wigan on loan until the end of the season.

Bruce, 32, has struggled with injury this season and has not appeared for Hull's senior side yet this term. The Northern Ireland international will welcome the time to get some minutes in the Championship.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 31 - 3:48 PM

Despite many rumours in the media, Hull manager Marco Silva has confirmed that full-back Andrew Robertson will not be leaving the club in this transfer window.

Robinson had been a target for Burnley, who had submitted a £10 million bid for the Scot's services. However, it appears the Clarets will not get their man and their signing of Robbie Brady suggests that they have given up their chase.
Jan 31 - 3:41 PM

Hull City just announced that they have secured Inter's centre-back Andrea Ranocchia on loan until the end of the season.

Ranocchia appeared 129 times for Inter and has 21 caps for Italy, however his career has declined in recent years in spite of being at the usual peak age for a centre-back, 28. He was once hyped as Italy's next great defender, and he matched this label to the extent that he took on Inter's captaincy after Zanetti retired. He was renowned for his ball playing ability which included long range accuracy with passes. He was a composed and disciplined defender too, with height that makes him string in the air. Unfortunately, he seemingly had a confidence crisis in 2014 after Roberto Mancini arrived at Inter and dropped him. Calamitous errors and poor play have seen his reputation decline to the level that a move to Hull was necessary to rebuild his flailing career.
Jan 31 - 3:20 PM



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