Hull City

Kane: McCann A Key Factor In Loan Switch

03 January 2020
New Hull City signing Herbie Kane says the chance to work with Grant McCann again was a big factor in his decision to make the move to the KCOM Stadium.

The 21-year-old midfielder has joined the Tigers from Liverpool on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Kane previously worked with McCann during an impressive loan spell at Doncaster Rovers in League One last season, in which he racked up seven goals and ten assists in 49 appearances in all competitions.

And he pointed to the presence of McCann in HU3 as a major reason why he felt a move to Hull City was right for the next stage of his development.

“Obviously Grant was very good to me at Doncaster Rovers,” he said.

“I enjoyed working under the gaffer last season. I feel as though I did well for the team and I cannot wait to work with him again.

“For him to want me here with him at Hull shows that he has trust in me as a footballer. I’m thankful for that and the opportunity that both he and this Club have given me.

“I’m just looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead now. Every footballer wants to play football and I’m looking forward to doing just that. I’m hoping to get as many minutes as possible.

“I’m not expecting to walk straight into the team though. I know that I’ve got to work my socks off and earn my opportunities but I’ll be doing everything I can to get into the team and stay there.”

When asked to describe what sort of player he is, Kane continued: “I’m a box-to-box midfielder. I don’t mind the defensive side of the game but I like to score and assist goals as well.

“I bagged a few for Doncaster last season and I’m hoping to get amongst the goals now in a Hull City shirt in the remainder of the season in order to help the team as much as I can. That’s the most important thing for me – helping the team achieve its goals.”

Kane, who represented England at U17s level earlier in his career, trained with his new team-mates for the first time on Friday morning, and is in contention for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup Third Round trip to Rotherham United.

“I’m hoping to be involved in the squad,” he added. “I feel fit, I feel ready and I just can’t wait to get going now.”