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Hull city have not still loaned out defender Joe Dudgeon in order to take the player get some experience. Manager Steve Bruce has said that the loan deal has not happened yet because the player is still not fully fit. The defender suffered a knee injury 12 months ago, which led to a surgery. It has been reported that he is still feeling a little discomfort, which appears to be the reason behind the player staying at Hull.
“It’s still a bit early to send him out. His fitness is something that’s ongoing. He has good days with his knee and bad days. I don’t really want to send him out on loan until we can get him 100 per cent right in his knee and in his mind,” said Steve Bruce. The former Sunderland manager will be extremely happy with the way his team have reacted to life in the Premier league. They are expected to struggle quite significantly, but they have been able to get results due to a good defence.
Curtis Davies has been excellent for them so far this campaign, which has helped them retain their position close to the top half of the table. They have already taken four wins from the 11 matches played, while they have conceded only 14 goals during this period. This is amongst the best defensive records in the division so far. The return of Dudgeon to full fitness will only improve his defence.
The former Hull city, though, has dropped in recent weeks and this will be a concern for manager Steve Bruce. The club has managed just one win in the last five matches and this came against relegation threatened Sunderland. Prior to this match, they went on a strong run and Bruce will be targeting a similar run before Christmas.
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Hull city manager Steve Bruce has said that he has no idea where the speculation linking the club with former Reading striker Kevin Doyle has come about. The striker is currently playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers, who have been relegated to League One. As a result, it is widely speculated that the Republic of Ireland international will leave the club before the end of this transfer window, but it has not happened so far. There have been reports that Hull city have agreed a £ 3 million fee with Wolves for the transfer of the player, but Bruce has ruled out such a statement as a rumour.
Bruce has made a few signings in this transfer window, and he has revealed that he does not want to bring anymore in the attacking department. The club only recently spent £ 5 million on Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone, who is a major signing for the club. The 26-year-old has experience playing for the England national team, and he would be a major asset in their efforts to stay in the Premier league. Bruce has recalled that the club has already brought in the likes of Danny Graham – on a loan deal from Sunderland – in this transfer window.
“I don’t really know where that has come from. I have been linked with about 150 players and we have taken in four. We have brought in Danny Graham [on loan from Sunderland] and then we brought in Yannick Sagbo from Evian last week so in that department we are okay at the moment,” said the manager. The club will be having a tough away match in the opening weekend of the Premier league. The visit Chelsea in the first match of the season, but they will be having opponents like Cardiff and Norwich in the next few encounters.
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Hull City recently managed to steal a stunning promotion back to the Premier league three years after they were relegated. The arrival of former Sunderland and Birmingham manager Steve Bruce has worked wonders for the club and for several of its players as well. Defender Paul McShane has been the latest to thank manager Steve Bruce for his arrival at the club. McShane was on the cusp of leaving the city just over a year ago after making just two appearances in the whole season.
However, he has been an influential figure in the team under Bruce. He made 25 appearances in the league alone thus proving to be an influential figure. He also scored important goals over the course of the season as well. Perhaps, the most important win came against Cardiff when his goal proved to be the decisive one. He has said that there has been several key moments over last season, which have managed to keep him at the club. After getting a chance against Blackpool, he impressed everyone with his defending and was named as the man of the match. He has labelled this match as the turning point in his Hull city career.
McShane has revealed that he came close to leaving the club in 2010 itself, but had to be persuaded to stay.
“People talk about important games in your career and I got a chance against Blackpool. I got man of the match. That was really key. If I’d had a nightmare, I’d probably have been out the door. He has been a great help to me. He’s a great man-manager. He’s just a proper man’s man. He’s honest; he’s got that old-school streak. He might see a bit of himself in me. I feel content now,” said McShane in a recent interview.
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