Hull City loan ace Malcolm Ebiowei has revealed he never thought about moving anywhere else after talks with Liam Rosenior ahead of his January switch.
Hull City added Ebiowei to their ranks in January, bringing him in on loan until the end of the season.
He’d struggled for regular game time with parent club Crystal Palace over the first half of the campaign but after his eye-catching breakthrough with Derby County in the 2021/22 season, Ebiowei wasn’t short of Championship suitors in January.
After talking to Rosenior – who he’d worked under at Pride Park – the winger knew the MKM Stadium was the only place he wanted to go. Speaking to Tiger Review (quotes via Hull Live), Ebiowei said:
“I spoke to Rosey’ [Rosenior] about two months ago and then I got injured.
“I’d already made my mind up that I wanted to come and help the team and get more experience of playing first-team football.
“He’s always encouraging me and giving me that confidence. Obviously, l’m a confident player but he adds to it when I’m playing. It’s good to play for him.”
Making an impact…
Since arriving at Hull City, Ebiowei has been waiting patiently for a chance to impress.
His first three outings came off the bench but he put in a promising display from the start despite defeat to Bristol City. Against West Brom though, the former Derby County prodigy remained an unused substitute.
Ebiowei, who is also eligible for the Netherlands, will be keen to make a starting spot his own over the final months of the season. He’s shown before he can be a real nuisance on the wing and he could prove to be a livewire for the Tigers to call upon in the coming weeks and months, but it will be hoped he can get the regular senior action he desires.
Being familiar with Rosenior and his coaching style obviously played an important role in getting him to Humberside, so it will be hoped that familiarity can bring the best out of the Palace loanee too.