Grant McCann has hailed his new Hull City signing Tom Eaves.

The 27-year-old put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal at the KCOM Stadium earlier this week following the expiry of his contract at Gillingham.

Eaves scored 22 goals in all competitions for the Gills last season and is hoping to impress in the black and amber next season.

McCann has also brought in goalkeeper Matt Ingram from QPR so far this summer and also has his sights set on Everton winger Josh Bowler, as reported by The72 yesterday.

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The new Hull boss is delighted to have signed Eaves and has told the Tigers’ official club website: “Tom will be a great addition for us. He’s got a different dynamic to what we’ve got and will bring something different to our forward line.

“He’s coming in with good pedigree. He was probably one of the best centre-forwards in League One last year in terms of the goals he was scoring in a team that wasn’t around the top-end of the table, so we’re really pleased to have him here.”

He added: “He’s a good age as well and he’ll be ready to take that next step to the Championship and with the wide players that we’ve got in the building such as Jarrod Bowen, Kamil Grosicki, David Milinkovic and Jon Toral, they’re going to create loads of chances for him.”

He’s got a lot to his play. He’s a big boy, but he’s not just a target man. He can run, he can shift, his link-up play is really good and he can shoot off both his right and his left foot, so he can mix-up his game which is really good.”


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