Hull City

Pennington Keen For Progression To Continue

09 August 2019
Matthew Pennington is confident that a season with Hull City will see him continue to progress as a player.

The 24-year-old defender has joined the Tigers on a season-long loan from Everton, a move which will see him spend a third successive campaign at Championship level having played for Leeds United and Ipswich Town in the last couple of years.

Those loan spells mean he arrives at the KCOM Stadium with more than 50 second tier appearances already under his belt, and it is a division that Pennington feels he has adapted to well.

“Everybody knows that the Championship is a tough league, that is well documented, and it throws a different challenge at you every week because there are a number of different styles of play,” said Pennington.

“It’s such a competitive division but it’s one that I enjoy playing in. I definitely feel as though I have progressed as a player over the last couple of years playing in the Championship and that is something I want to continue here at Hull City. You’re learning in every single game that you play in this league and it’s such an intense division.

“I want to keep learning and keep improving during my time here. Senior games and first-team football are what it is all about and hopefully I can get that here. I’m looking forward to the challenge of getting into the team and then trying to stay there.”

Pennington is also looking forward to a season working under Head Coach Grant McCann and believes his game is a good fit for McCann’s style of play.

“The gaffer was on the phone to me straight away and I know how intense he likes the training to be and the way in which he wants us to play football,” continued Pennington.

“He felt that I could fit in with that and I’m looking forward to working with him. I can’t wait to get started. I’ve been waiting all pre-season to get a move sorted to somewhere where hopefully I can play first-team football and I’m so pleased to be here.”