Hull City

de Wijs Appointed Club Captain

17 June 2020
Hull City can confirm that Jordy de Wijs has been appointed as Club captain for the remainder of the season.

The 25-year-old Dutchman has established himself as a key member of the Tigers’ squad since arriving at the KCOM Stadium from PSV Eindhoven in July 2018, making 60 appearances and scoring twice in black and amber.

Head Coach Grant McCann said: “Jordy has developed on and off the pitch in the year I have worked with him. He’s a huge character in the changing room and his demeanour, will to win and attitude is there for all to see. He will only grow even more – both as a player and as a person – with the armband. I’m delighted to make him the Club Captain.”

Reflecting on the honour of being given the armband, de Wijs added: “It’s nice that the gaffer has the confidence in me to take on this role. I’m still going to be the same player and same team-mate for everyone but I think that this role suits me and I’m the right person to take it on.

“Now is the right time for me to take on a bit more responsibility and do a bit extra to make sure everything goes well.

“As soon as the gaffer came to me, I was so proud. Ever since I first came here, I’ve felt at home. I’ve been here for two years now so I think that this honour shows the development I have made during my time here.

“I know we weren’t in a good run of form before the league was suspended and everyone has already written us off, but now is the time for us to show just how good we are and how good we can be.

“I’m really pleased and proud to have been made captain of this great Club.”