Hull City are no longer looking to sign a defender on a free transfer.

The Tigers were said to be keen on bolstering their defence by delving into the free agent market but are now not interested in bringing anyone else in, as per a report by Hull Live.

Hull signed experienced defender Liam Ridgewell, formerly of Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Brom and Portland Timbers, on deadline day.

Injuries to Jordy de Wijs, Reece Burke and Ondrej Mazuch have left their defence to the bare bones but the makeshift defensive duo of youngster Robbie McKenzie and full-back Eric Lichaj impressed in their 2-0 win over Stoke City at the KCOM Stadium last Saturday.

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The Tigers were in talks with a free agent defender but a move for that particular player is a non-starter now.

Their manager, Nigel Adkins, has said in his press conference today ahead of his side’s trip to Derby County on Saturday, as per Hull Live: “That opportunity is now closed. We’ll run with the guys that we’ve got and I’m very happy with the guys that we’ve got”.

I’ve been really impressed with Liam Ridgewell and again when we look at Robbie McKenzie and Eric Lichaj who played well last week. Reece Burke and Jordy de Wijs are also close to full fitness”.

Adkins’ side, who are currently 10th in the Championship, will be looking to close the gap on the Play-Offs this Saturday.

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