Hull City saw a deadline day loan move for Middlesbrough striker Ashley Fletcher fall through in August.

This was disappointing for both the Tigers and Fletcher as they would have offered him some regular first-team football for this season.

Fletcher has played four times for Middlesbrough in the Championship this season and finds regular game time hard to come by. Therefore, could Hull move for him again in January?

Nigel Adkins’ side are crying out for more attacking options and the 22-year-old striker fits the bill. Hull are currently 23rd in the league and are deep trouble. Their 1-1 home draw to Preston North End on Saturday means they are now winless in six games.

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Acquisitions in the January transfer window are needed for the Yorkshire side and Fletcher could be one of them. His move to the KCOM Stadium on deadline day collapsed as Boro’s bid to re-sign Albert Adomah from Aston Villa fell through so Tony Pulis pulled the plug on Fletcher’s proposed switch.

Middlesbrough are likely to be busy in a couple of months’ time as Pulis will look to bolster his squad ahead of their expected promotion charge. More attacking options are likely to come in which could free up Fletcher to make a loan move, with Hull a likely destination.

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Fletcher, who has previously played for the likes of Manchester United, Barnsley and West Ham United, would offer Adkins’ side another option in attack and could help the Tigers’ push to avoid relegation to League One.

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