Hull City fans haven’t had it easy over the last year or so. After relegation from the Premier League money issues and selling the star players are a regular occurrence.

New signing Reece Burke is a ray of sunlight in a year that saw Hull climb a way from a potential relegation battle in the Championship and lose Michael Dawson, Abel Hernandez and Allan McGregor. On top of that they don’t have money to burn and have to be shrewd in the transfer market.

Burke has signed for an undisclosed fee and will almost certainly be a key player going forward for the club. Burke spent time on loan at Bolton Wanderers last season and impressed, but he was expected to go back and compete at West Ham United for a place in their squad. New boss Manuel Pellegrini considered him surplus to requirements and Hull bagged their man.

Adkins has a tough job on his hands, he knew that before he took over and he did extremely well to navigate them from the bottom end last season. He’s a tried and trusted manager at this level but whether or not Hull City believe they can actually compete at the top end of the division remains to be seen but a few more additions of this calibre will have the whole club thinking they could sneak into the top six.

In terms of numbers Hull are one of the weaker teams in this division but they do possess quality throughout. Hanging on to the players that are left is also key heading into this season. He’s tweeted his joy at the move, one to watch at Hull next season.


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