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29th July 2014 Tuesday – It was a double signing day today with 21 year old centre back Harry Maguire from Sheffield United also completing formalities and being handed a 3 year contract by Hull City and becoming a Tiger. The transfer fee is said to be £2.50m

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29th July 2014 Tuesday – Hull City announced this afternoon that 20 year old left back Andrew Robertson is now a Hull City AFC player. He has completed a successful medical and has signed a 3 year contract.

It is understood that the fee paid to Dundee United is £2.85m.

We understand an agreement was also reached for the Tigers 21 year old left back Conor Townsend to move to Tannadyce on a full season loan.

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28th July 201 Monday – Hibernian announced that Hull City keeper Mark Oxley has joined them for an initial 6 month loan.

Hibs new Chief Coach said on the clubs website:

“We’re delighted that we’ve managed to bring Mark to Hibernian – this loan deal has been in the pipeline for some time and it’s great that we’ve managed to get it over the line.

“This move suits everybody – we were looking for a new first choice goalkeeper and Mark was looking for a fresh challenge and an opportunity to play regular first team football.

“Mark showed last season with Oldham that he is an excellent young goalkeeper and his move here provides him with the perfect platform to continue his development.

“Everybody was aware that filling this position was a priority and, after thoroughly scouring the transfer market, Mark was the stand-out choice and his arrival here is another positive step in the right direction.”

Mark is reported to have said:

“I’m really pleased to sign for Hibs – it’s a big club with a positive atmosphere around the place. I’m excited about the future,”

“As soon as I spoke to the manager, I realised that Hibs are a club heading in the right direction and I wanted to be part of it.

“This is a great opportunity for me and I’m determined to seize my chance by helping Hibernian to win as many games as possible and to get the club back into the Scottish Premiership.”

 

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28th July 2014 Monday – Andrew Robertson traveled down to East Yorkshire today to discuss personal terms at the KC and then undergo a medical before signing a contract and his chance to play for Hull City in the English Premier League. This follows his home town club accepting the near £3m Tigers bid for the youngster.

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28th July 2014 Monday – It seems City’s last bid for 6’4″ centre back Harry Maguire has been accepted by Sheffield United and he is now able to agree personal terms with the Tigers. Rumours say his transfer will cost around £2m. He is expected in East Yorkshire today for a discussion on personal terms and to undergo a medical.

The 21 year old has played 166 games for the Blades scoring 9 goals. He has just one England U21 appearance under his belt.

A native of Sheffield he went through all the grades at Bramall Lane and gave City a tough time last season in the FA Cup http://www1.skysports.com

United’s Managing Director Mal Brannigan has told the Club’s Official webste:-

“We made it clear that we wanted Harry to stay by offering him a new contract at the end of last season, [but] unfortunately he and his representatives chose a different path,” 

“However, as he is under contract at Bramall Lane, we exercised our right to set our own valuation of him and after numerous bids which did not meet our expectations, Hull City increased their offer and we have reluctantly accepted.

“As we have previously stated, Sheffield United are not under pressure to sell our players but on this occasion it was deemed the best for all parties and now we move on with the aim of assisting Nigel Clough to strengthen his squad.”

 

 

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26th July 2014 Saturday – The Tigers could not hang on to a 0-1 lead and a goalkeeping error by Jakupovic led to a final score of 1-1.

Shane Long got a 2nd half goal soon after the re-start but as the 60 min approached Conor Hourihane got the home sides equaliser.

Hull City  XI: Steve Harper, Liam Rosenior, James Chester, Paul McShane, Ahmed Elmohamady, Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore, Tom Ince, Robert Snodgrass, Shane Long, Sone Aluko. Subs: Eldin Jakupovic, Robbie Brady, George Boyd, Stephen Quinn, Joe Dudgeon, Yannick Sagbo, Connor Townsend.

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23rd July Wednesday –  Sone Aluko and Yannick Sagbo gave Hull City a 2-0 win over York City as the Tigers continued their warm up for the new season.

With recent recruits Tom Ince, Robert Snodgrass and Jake Livermore all featuring at Bootham Crescent, the visitors were made to work hard by their League Two hosts.

However, Aluko and Sagbo struck after the interval to break York’s stubborn resistance and settle matters.

Hull were largely matched by their Yorkshire counterparts in the first half, although Robbie Brady went close to opening the scoring when his early effort was disallowed after the ball had curled out of play.

Boss Steve Bruce opted to ring the changes at the break, including introducing Livermore and Ince from the bench.

And within five minutes, the Premier League side were ahead as Aluko picked the ball up outside the area and beat Michael Ingham from 25 yards.

The Northern Irish goalkeeper may feel he could have done better with the shot, but York almost responded immediately when new signing Jake Hyde tested Allan McGregor.

Ince could have made it 2-0 when he was put through one-on-one, only to fire straight at Ingham, but  Sagbo made no such mistake as he punished a defensive error with a cool finish 13 minutes from time.

Report via Goal.com

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