A decision has yet to be made on the future of Tom Huddlestone, according to Hull City boss Grant McCann.
Huddlestone played 75 minutes in Saturday’s 2-0 friendly win over Manchester United’s Under-23s at the MKM Stadium, and rolled back the years with a superb 25-yard strike to open the scoring two minutes shy of the hour mark, before Tom Eaves wrapped up the victory.
The popular 34-year-old returned to the club last week in a bid to get himself match fit after being out of the game for more than a year following his departure from Derby County, and played the first half at Scunthorpe United a week ago.
Fans have been clamouring to see their former promotion winner signed permanently ahead of the new season which gets underway at Preston on Saturday, but McCann says both parties will take their time over deciding any potential next move.
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“Nothing to say, really. It’s more Tom coming in to get himself fit,” McCann said when asked if there were any further developments.
“He’s gone 75 minutes (against United) and we’ll assess him over the next day or two, there’s going to be no rush I terms of any decision, from both parties really.
“We’re helping Tom, he’s helping us and having him around our younger players is great.
“You’ve seen it here with Manchester United and Paul McShane around their younger players, it’s great to have something like that with an older player.”
McCann remains hopeful of making further additions in the coming days, with talks continuing with Sheffield United over the long running Regan Slater saga, and the Tigers hope to snare Marvin Johnson from under the noses of Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
“We’re still light, of course we are,” admitted the Tigers head coach.
“We want to strengthen in the centre-half area and we did, I think we saw today the qualities of Di’Shon Bernard and what he’ll bring to us.
“We’re still looking to add in midfield, we are looking and we are close on some.”