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Hull boss Adkins admits he is keen on Townsend

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Hull City manager and ex-Iron boss Nigel Adkins said he wants to push ahead with a deal to bring Scunthorpe United left-back Conor Townsend back to the KCOM Stadium.

The Tigers have only recruited one player this summer and Adkins is keen to bolster his squad with the signing of Townsend, who left Hull in 2016 on a free transfer to join the Iron.

Townsend is still under contract at Glanford Park after the club triggered a 12-month extension to his deal at the end of last season and the Iron are said to have placed a £250,000 valuation on the 25 year old.

However if the Tigers stump up the cash, the Iron may look to cash in with the player entering the final year of his contract and he may not be in the Iron’s squad for the season opener at Coventry City and you can stream football online and watch the game on the club’s official site.

“I want to bring Conor to the football club,” Adkins told the press following the conclusion of their pre-season trip to Portugal.

“I think he’s a talented footballer. I know there’s been conversations between ourselves and Scunthorpe United. I’ve made it clear I’d like to bring him in.

“If Scunthorpe set a transfer fee that’s too high and it can’t be done, then it can’t be done.

“We’ll have to wait and see but I really like him. Besides him being a Hull lad and being here before, he had a super season last year for Scunthorpe. I’ve been really impressed with in the last few years.”

Townsend found himself frozen out of the team under Graham Alexander for Scunthorpe last term, much to the disappointment of Iron fans but was reinstated as a first team regular under Nick Daws and Andy Dawson.


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Written by Will Montag

Will Montag is an English Literature graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an avid reader of fiction, and a lifelong Iron fan. Will enjoys various outdoor pursuits in his spare time.

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