Hull City

Club Update: Player Contracts

16 June 2020
Hull City is delighted to have agreed short-term contract extensions with a number of first-team players that will allow them to complete the 2019/20 season with the Club.

Jon Toral, Kevin Stewart, Dan Batty, Angus MacDonald, Robbie McKenzie and Will Mannion will all form part of Grant McCann’s squad for the remaining nine games after putting pen-to-paper, as will loan trio Josh Bowler, Matthew Pennington and Herbie Kane who have all seen their temporary deals extended until the end of July.

Unfortunately, the Club has not been able to reach agreements with Eric Lichaj, Jackson Irvine, Stephen Kingsley and Marcus Maddison. As a result, all four players will not feature in the remainder of the season and will leave the Club when their contracts expire at the end of June.

Additionally, Mallik Wilks will only be available for the Tigers’ first two games following the resumption of the Sky Bet Championship season with parent club Barnsley unwilling to extend the 21-year-old’s loan deal. Despite wishing to remain at the KCOM Stadium for the conclusion of the campaign, Wilks will return to Oakwell once his loan deal finishes at the end of June.

The Club would like to place on record its thanks to all five players for their efforts during their time at Hull City and wish them well for the future.

Reflecting on the news, Head Coach Grant McCann said: “It’s always a tough decision to let lads go who have helped the club on and off the field but all the decisions are made in the best interests of the football club.

“I would like to take this opportunity thank all the players who will be leaving us for the contributions they have made to Hull City and we wish them all the best for the future.

“Ultimately, at this stage of the season, we only want players that are fully committed to the Club’s cause and our focus is firmly on working with the group that remains ahead of the last nine games.

“The confidence in the camp has been clear for all to see since we returned to training and everyone is looking forward to returning to action against Charlton at the weekend.”