Hull City have made a pathway for academy players to get into the first-team over recent seasons. Here are five of their youngsters to watch out for next season-

Daniel Batty- The 21-year-old midfielder made his breakthrough into the first-team last season and played 29 games in all competitions. Next season is a big one for him and he could establish himself as a key player if some of Hull’s other central midfielders leave this summer.

Robbie McKenzie- He is likely to play even more games in the next campaign. McKenzie is versatile and can play at both right-back and centre-back. He enjoyed plenty of action last season and played 21 times.

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Brandon Fleming- The 19-year-old made seven appearances last season and is expected to play a key role in the next campaign. The highly-rated left-back will be looking to compete with Stephen Kingsley for that spot.

Max Sheaf- He came off the bench during the Tigers’ last game of the season against Bristol City and also made two appearances in cup competitions. The 19-year-old is highly thought off in the Hull ranks and has been a key player for their Under-23’s over the past couple of years.

Keane Lewis-Potter- The striker made his first-team debut for Hull in January in an FA Cup tie away at Millwall. The 18-year-old was prolific for the Under-23’s and will play a part next season. He has recently enjoyed a loan spell in the National League North with Bradford Park Avenue.

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Hull have signed youngsters Lucas Odunston and Ryan Hanson from Leeds United and Crystal Palace respectively, as reported by The72 earlier today.

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