Player News - Hull City

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In addition to an injury crisis, Hull City now has a managerial crisis after confirming that manager Steve Bruce has left the club.

The former Manchester United player has KCOM Stadium after four years at the club, which included two promotions into the Premier League, one relegation and one appearance in the FA Cup final. The club announced the decision was by mutual consent after Bruce failed to land the England managerial job while up against Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce, who left Wearside on the same day. The Tigers will now start their search for a new manager while assistant Mike Phelan takes over preseason arrangements.
Jul 22 - 5:29 PM

Hull City suffered more injury woe on Tuesday night after Michael Dawson was forced off against Mansfield Town with suspected knee ligament damage.

Having already lost goalkeeper Allan McGregor [back] plus defenders Alex Bruce [Achilles] and Moses Odubajo [knee] all for around 6 months during the pre-season, Steve Bruce was once again left counting the cost of a disastrous programme. The official club Twitter feed claimed that Dawson had ‘opened up’ his knee in a challenge causing damage to the medial ligament. A scan today will confirm the full extent of the problem but anything significant could mean between 2-3 months on the sidelines. The setback is likely force Bruce back into the transfer market with limited options in defence – midfielder Tom Huddlestone was able to fill-in alongside Curtis Davies at the One Call Stadium before an Achilles problem forced him off. Hull are said to be interested in Bordeaux centre-back Lamine Sane.
Jul 20 - 7:03 AM

Hull City are hoping to learn the full extent of the injury sustained by full-back Moses Odubajo today.

The 22-year-old defender landed awkwardly during the opening exchanges of Friday nights’ friendly with Grimsby Town and he was forced to the sidelines after suffering from a suspected dislocated kneecap. Speaking after the game, Steve Bruce said: "We need confirmation on whether he dislocated it or not. We'll know that by scans [which have been pencilled in for Monday]. We need to find out if has been dislocated and whether there's been damaged ligaments. If it has then it's not great. I don't want to prejudge anything but it doesn't look great as we stand." With Alex Bruce currently out for up-to 6 months following Achilles surgery, the Hull boss will need to move quickly if the scan results identify a serious issue. As it stands currently, the Tigers only have Ahmed Elmohamady for cover and finding a replacement could be vital before kick-off on August 13.
Jul 18 - 5:38 AM

Hull City may be forced into the transfer market for a new goalkeeper following the news that Allan McGregor could miss up-to six months because of a back injury.

Speaking to the press while on the clubs pre-season training camp in Portugal, manager Steve Bruce confirmed that McGregor and defender Alex Bruce could be side-lined until 2017. The precise nature and extent of the injuries is currently unknown but the loss of McGregor – who started all but five of last season’s league games – will be of a particular concern with Eldin Jakupovic as the only back-up stopper with Premier League experience. Bruce on the other hand, found himself on the periphery of the starting XI last term and although his Achilles injury will be a blow, the 31-year-old was never expected to be any more than a squad player with Moses Odubajo all but assured of his place at right-back.
Jul 11 - 7:21 AM

Hull City officially announced that midfielder Tom Huddlestone has signed a new two-year contract to remain at the club.

The 29-year-old's previous deal was set to expire this summer but Hull City made sure to offer Huddlestone a new contract as one of the club's most experienced Premier League players after making 31 top-flight appearances in 2014/15 during a relegation season. The Tigers locked Huddlestone down to a two-year contract just after signing veteran winger Ahmed Elmohamady to a new contract. Huddlestone, who arrived at the club in summer of 2013 from Tottenham, has made 123 appearances for the Tigers in all competitions.
Jul 3 - 6:01 PM

Despite recent rumors that the former Newcastle and Hull City player might choose Leicester City, Hatem Ben Arfa has chosen to remain in Ligue Un and sign with PSG.

Whether Leicester City were ever really that close to signing Hatem Ben Arfa isn't clear, he's more high profile than their usual targets. Perhaps their new-found status as champions has changed things but look for the Foxes to buy an attacking player that few people have heard of and for that player to work out fantastically.
Source: espnfc.com
Jul 1 - 11:04 AM

Ahead of its first season back in the Premier League, Hull City confirmed two players won't be returning to the top flight.

Forward Sone Aluko, who has been with the club for four years, won't have his contract renewed once it expires next month after scoring 15 goals in 108 appearances. Defender Ryan Taylor also won't be returning to the club after making 12 appearances since arriving from Newcastle last summer on a free transfer. But the Tigers did announce that they have picked up a one-year option to extend the contract of goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, while also offering new contracts to Ahmed Elmohamady and Tom Huddlestone.
Jun 4 - 1:27 AM

Hull City confirmed that standout midfielders Ahmed Elmohamady and Tom Huddlestone have been offered new contracts this summer.

The midfielders are two of the club's most experienced Premier League players, part of the core that brought the Tigers back into the Premier League under manager Steve Bruce. In the 2014/15 season, when Hull City was relegated to the Championship with a bottom-three EPL finish, Elmohamady played in all 38 Premier League games, recording two goals and five assists. Meanwhile, Huddlestone played in 31 Premier League games and has nearly 10 years of top-flight experience. Both midfielders are out of contract next month.
Jun 4 - 1:20 AM

Mo Diame scored a beautiful goal from deep to put Hull City back into the Premier League.

The playoff final has been styled the richest match in football history this season. With the jump in TV revenue the financial reward of promotion is bugger than ever with Hull City securing the huge boost with their 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Source: Espnfc.com
May 28 - 2:30 PM

David Meyler continued Swansea City's post-United hangover as he scored the only goal in Hull City's 1-0 win to send the Swans out of the League Cup.

It was a decidedly reserve side that Garry Monk fielded to face recently relegated Hull City. That showed as the Swans shot frequently but inaccurately throughout the match. Hull City only managed six shots total but five of them were on target and one went in compared to 18 shots, four on target and none in for the Premier League side. At least the Swans can take solace in the fact that their first team group was barely involved.
Source: espnfc.com
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 05:35:00 PM

Arsenal forward Chuba Akpom will be joining teammate Isaac Hayden on loan at the KC Stadium for the 2015-16 season.

Akpom has been impressive when he has been given a chance in pre-season matches and in early round Cup matches. A move to relegated Hull City will presumably give him experience as he attempts to make the difficult leap from the Arsenal youth team to the Arsenal senior squad. The talent appears to be there but with Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud ahead of him it was always unlikely he was going to get significant playing time anywhere other than the Arsenal U21 side. Arsenal supporters will have good cause to tune in to Hull City matches this season.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 01:40:00 PM

Chuba Akpom scored three and Jack Wilshere scored the other and chipped in an assist as Arsenal beat a Singapore XI in their first competitive match of the pre-season.

With supporters clamoring for another forward, Chuba Akpom started the process of putting his name forward for more playing time. A Singapore XI certainly isn't Manchester United or Chelsea but he has to start somewhere and he did so in style. Jack Wilshere continued the great form that he showed for England in Euro qualifying earlier in the summer. Arsenal will take a step up in level of competition on Saturday with a match against Everton at Singapore Stadium.
Source: Arsenal.com
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 04:42:00 PM

Tom Huddlestone looks set to remain at Hull City – for the moment at least – after undergoing minor surgery to remedy a persistent ankle problem.

Huddlestone has been heavily linked with a move away from the KC Stadium with some reports even suggesting a deal had been agreed for around $8 million to Aston Villa. However any move before the start of the new campaign looks highly unlikely after Huddlestone went under the knife to clean out his joint. The procedure itself was pretty straight-forward and Huddlestone is expected to be available for the season opener in early August and should he hit the ground running then interested parties will have until September 1, 2015 to thrash out a a deal. Steve Bruce will be hoping his side can make a swift return to the BPL but the enormity of the task cannot be underestimated having released a number of first team players including the likes of Paul McShane, Liam Rosenior and Maynor Figueroa.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 02:48:00 AM

Tim Sherwood is ready to make a £5.5m bid for Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone.

Huddlestone is a solid midfielder who Hull City don't need in the Championship and should provide Aston Villa with good depth at the midfielder position. He is unlikely to be a fantasy stud by any stretch of the imagination as he averaged just four fantasy points per match this past season, but he could help Aston Villa avoid relegation next season with some much needed depth, especially since they have lost Tom Cleverley to Everton.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 03:12:00 AM

Hull City have released a statement confirming Robert Snodgrass has not suffered a setback during his recovery from a serious knee injury and the midfielder will continue to step up his rehab.

Steve Bruce invested heavily in the Scottish international last summer but the unfortunate Snodgrass suffered a terrible knee dislocation just 40 minutes into his Tigers’ career ruling him out for between 9-12 months. His loss coupled with injuries to other key players - Nikica Jelavic [21 starts] following knee surgery and Mo Diame [2 starts in 2015] due to a persistent knee problem - ultimately had a huge bearing as Hull struggled to absorb their losses with such a small squad. Recovery of the trio is paramount if Hull hope to bounce straight back into the BPL.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 05:48:00 AM



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