Hull City are interested in Central Coast Mariners winger Connor Pain, according to Australian news site World Game.

The 25-year-old, who holds an English passport, is also reportedly attracting interest from League One duo Scunthorpe United and Peterborough United.

Pain plays for A-League side Central Coast Mariners where ex-Hull City manager Mike Phelan is the sporting director. It is also the home of striker Ross McCormack, who is on loan there from Championship side Aston Villa.

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He started his career with spells at Malvern City and Bentleigh Greens before being snapped up by Melbourne Victory (now Melbourne City) in 2012. Pain spent four years with them before switching to Central Coast Mariners in June 2016.

Pain has also represented Australia at Under-20 and Under-23 level in the past and has received one cap for the senior side.

He is out of contract at the end of the season meaning he is free to leave for nothing. Pain is believed to be weighing up his options at the moment. Could he join fellow Australian Jackson Irvine at the KCOM Stadium?

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Hull City in the hunt for some new signings in the January transfer window as Nigel Adkins looks to bolster his side and help them stay up in the Championship. The Tigers have also been linked with Nottingham Forest midfielder Ryan Yates today, as reported by The72 earlier. The potential signing of Pain may have to wait until the summer though.


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