Hull City

Lopes Excited To Work With McCann Again

09 August 2019
New signing Leonardo Da Silva Lopes is relishing the prospect of working with Head Coach Grant McCann for the second time in his career after completing a move to the KCOM Stadium.

A product of the Peterborough United Academy, Lopes thrived under McCann at London Road – where he racked up more than a century of senior appearances – and 20-year-old Lopes is delighted to be under his tutelage once again as a Hull City player.

“I’m really excited to be here and excited to have the opportunity to work with Grant McCann again,” he said.

“I’ve played under a number of different coaches in my career to-date and he’s up there with the best.

“He’s a great coach and was the one that gave me my opportunity at Peterborough United and to be able to team up with him again was a big factor in my decision to come here.

“Obviously it didn’t really work out for me at Wigan but I am delighted to be staying in the Championship with Hull City.

“The opportunity to come here was too good to turn down and I’m just excited for what’s to come now.

“I’m still only 20-years-of-age but I feel as though I’ve been around for years. I’ve already played more than 110 games at first-team level but hopefully, this can be a good platform for me to kick on.

“I’m still young and I still have a lot to learn, but I believe that Hull City is the right club to help me do that. It’s a big club and I am looking forward to my future here.”

Asked what he will bring to McCann’s side, Lopes added: “I’m a box-to-box midfielder that likes to get up and down the pitch and bring a lot of energy to the team.

“I’m also the type of player that likes to get on the ball and make stuff happen and get the team going.”