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Bruce Hopes To Strengthen Hull Squad

Hull City barely managed to avoid the bottom relegation zone of the Premier League in the previous season with 4 points being the difference which kept them alive in the English league at the 16th spot.

In order to remain fighting for another season in the Premier League, the head coach of the club Steve Bruce has managed on reinforcing his squad by signing Jake Livermore, Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince but there still are a few more players that the English tactician wants to sign.

Steve Bruce is hoping that he can strengthen the defensive department of his squad by signing Andy Robertson from Dundee United and Michael Dawson from Tottenham. Joleon Lescott was another summer target of Bruce but unfortunately for Hull City, the player decided to join West Bromwich.

Steve Bruce is attempting to be proactive in this summer transfer window and try to sign all of the players of his wish-list as soon as possible as he wants to prepare his squad before their early start to the season which will see them playing in the Europa League.

Nicklas Bendtner is another player who has recently been linked with a move to Hull City as the former Arsenal man is currently a free agent after making 106 league appearances for the Premier League club, his contract expired and now reports are linking the Danish attacker with Hull City although this one seems to be far-fetched as Steve Bruce already has Shane Long, Nikica Jelavic and Yannick Sago at his disposal at the attacking department of the club and Bruce is focusing mostly on the defensive section of his squad.

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Allan McGregor pre-Slovenia

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Mcgregor Out For Season Due To Kidney Damage

Hull City suffered a huge disappointment after they are likely to lose goalkeeper Allan McGregor for the rest of the campaign due to a kidney damage. The 32-year-old goalkeeper had to be taken off in the recent 2-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham. He has been one of the best players for Hull in a campaign that could still be one of the best in their history. After coming through from the championship in the summer, they were expected to be one of the favourites for relegation. However, Steve Bruce has not only managed to keep them up, but they also have the chance to lift the FA Cup this season.

Hull will be competing against Arsenal in the FA Cup final after managing to beat Sheffield United 5-3 in the semifinals at the Wembley stadium. McGregor appeared to suffer a serious injury after colliding with West Ham’s Mohamed Diame. The collision proved to be more serious for the Scotland international after he suffered a kidney damage. In addition to this, West Ham were given a penalty and McGregor was sent off. However the latest reports from the hospital suggested that the team are likely to be worried about the result since McGregor’s condition could result in the 32-year-old losing a kidney.

“McGregor is in a bad way. A specialist is on his way to see him, it is a contusion on his kidney. We’re hoping it’s not ruptured. He’s gone to hospital and will stay overnight,” said Steve Bruce after the match. McGregor has been an ever present for Hull this campaign. However, he is likely to give way for Stephen Harper for the rest of the season. The former Newcastle United goalkeeper is currently the backup at Hull, but he is regarded as one of the best backup goalkeepers available today.

Allan McGregor penalty save vs Samaras

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Manchester City Preview With Allan McGregor

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Allan McGregor Interview: He talks about winning trophies, tax case and the debt.

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McGregor Motivates Hull City

Allan McGregor speaks that Hull city must lift up their game when they move to Cardiff city this weekend. With a 1-1 draw at championship side Brighton in the FA Cup, the Tigers must control their focus back to a survival task.

Traveling to Cardiff side Steve Bruce’s men knew that only a positive result will keep them in the top three as they approach the quarter final of the season. McGregor said that Cardiff is a huge game now. They will have to play a better game than what they have played at Brighton because everyone is worried about picking points. They have played very well and they wanted to do more of that. Their movement and ball controlling system was far improved.

The Brightons faced problems as they were tired or what else was not sure. With the inclusion of forward pair Shane long and Nikica Jelavic and James Chester who was out for one month due to hamstring injury was a surprise inclusion in the squad because of which the city will be drastically improved.

McGregor said that his team was still in the game which was the main thing. McGregor had won three Scottish cups with Rangers during his era. It’s very important to remain in the cup after a night particularly when you are 1-0 down with ten minutes to go. The cup is the major one in the globe. The most vital thing was to stay in it at that moment.

The match against Sunderland was good as it was a home draw but they had to go through that one. McGregor’s return from three match suspension was positively well-timed. It was good to play back once again. As McGregor want to perform time and again there is not much time to do.

Rangers 4 Celtic 2 – 2nd Half – 18.09.2011 (High Def)

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Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper is currently the reserve to Allan McGregor at Hull city. He is one of the established names in the business, who has even featured in the FA Cup final when he was at Newcastle. Harper was unlucky to get out of the final as the runners up after Manchester United managed to defeat Newcastle 2-0 in the match. Even though it was a long time ago, the 38-year-old goalkeeper says that he is still dreaming about winning the competition.

Even though the FA Cup may not be retained the same status after the emergence of the Champions league in the Premier league, it still is considered as a Holy Grail for many. Harper is one of them and he is expected to take the place between the posts when Hull take on Middlesbrough in the third round of the competition. The club are not considered as one of the dark horses to win the competition, as their main aim will be to stay in the Premier league after being promoted from the Championship only last summer.

McGregor, who is the number one choice goalkeeper at the club, will be rested for this encounter due to this reason. Manager Steve Bruce will want him fresh and ready for the league encounter against Chelsea.

“It would be great to win silverware but the priority for a newly-promoted team is to try and stay in the Premier League. When these games come along it gives those of us who haven’t had as much action as the other lads to get up to speed. Hopefully, that means a positive result and we stay in the draw. It’s still a very prestigious tournament but the Premier League has grown to be this mammoth competition,” said Harper, who is out of contract at the end of the season.