Andy Cannon has been full of praise for fellow Hull City signing Ryan Longman as the club’s new arrivals look to be settling in well.
The pair combined last weekend to produce the winner for the Tigers in their pre-season friendly at Scunthorpe United, with Longman turning provider for Cannon to blast the ball home at Glanford Park.
Both players will be aiming to prove themselves for different reasons in the new season, with Cannon making his way up after a long spell in League One, while Longman joins on loan from Brighton.
The early signs are that the pair are gelling, with Cannon paying a glowing tribute to his team-mate after last weekend’s win over the Iron.
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“Longy was superb down the line, I think he caused them problems for quite a bit of the game,” Cannon said.
“He looks a very good player – he cut in, I shouted for him to set me and I just let it go, and luckily it went top corner.
“I got a bit carried away for a pre-season goal! But hopefully I can do that in the league coming up.”
Cannon himself will be hoping to take his opportunity as he makes the step up with the Tigers, and with a spot in midfield up for grabs with George Honeyman set to miss the start of the season through injury, he might well get the chance to nail down a place.
Speaking about how he’s settled in at the club, Cannon added: “They’ve all been superb and welcomed me very well.
“I knew from last year speaking to people last year that they had a very good changing room, and you can see the professionalism and work ethic that goes in every day.
“I’ve done seven years in League One, so to test myself in the Championship is something you aim for as a player.
“I think I’m ready for that now, I’ve had three good weeks of training and getting used to everything that gaffer wants to play and things like that.”