Hull City manager Nigel Adkins has confirmed that the club are in the market for Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna while they have failed with bids for three unnamed wingers.

The Tigers battled out a drab goalless draw with Reading at The KCOM Stadium this afternoon in a match which highlighted the need for reinforcements on Humberside.

Hull City have been strongly linked with a move for Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna as revealed by The72 and speaking in the post-match press conference, manager Adkins confirmed that a bid had been made.

“He’s (McKenna) is a left-footed centre half who has a big future in front of him” said Adkins. “We have made a bid.

“There is a definite interest from ourselves but he is an Aberdeen player and I’ve got a lot of respect for Derek McInnes and for what he has done up there.

“Anything we do will be in the right manner, we don’t want to unsettle anybody.”

Against Reading, Hull City put in a number of crosses with many not reaching the desired targets and Adkins confirmed that out wide is an area which the club hope to strengthen, although their previous efforts have been knocked back.

The Hull City boss added “There’s three wingers which we have tried to get but we haven’t been able to get them, not through the lack of trying.

“The owners have been very supportive in what we have been doing and we just need to keep chipping away at it.

“I understand why some wide players which we have targeted have gone to the clubs which they have chosen to join and we have just got to keep going, that’s how the window is.”

The draw with Reading was Hull City’s third consecutive home draw in the Sky Bet Championship although they are now unbeaten at The KCOM Stadium in four matches.

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