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Hull City boss makes key transfer decision as Tigers man told he can leave

The Tigers are set for a busy final month of the transfer window

Hull City head coach Liam Rosenior has told Ryan Woods he can leave the MKM Stadium before the transfer window closes on September 1, Hull Live can reveal.

Woods, a summer signing from Birmingham City 12 months ago, did not feature in City’s final friendly of pre-season against FC Nantes – a 1-1 draw – on Saturday afternoon and is now free to find another club.

It’s understood Rosenior met with the 29-year-old on Thursday to inform him that he would not be part of the club’s plans moving forward, and has now been tasked with finding himself a new challenge in the final weeks of the window before it closes at 11pm on September 1.

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The experienced midfielder had been a regular feature during pre-season and had caught the eye earlier this month, but the decision has not come as a surprise given Woods was one of the players understood to have been made available at the end of last season along with Portuguese defender Tobias Figueiredo, who has since moved to Brazil.

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Rosenior is keen to reduce the size of his squad which stands at 27, particularly with the club closing in on two new arrivals ahead of the start of the campaign at Norwich City on Saturday.

The Tigers have lodged bids for two players with Rosenior explaining both were top of his summer shopping list in their respective positions and should those two arrive, they would take the total number of summer arrivals to six, including striker Aaron Connolly.


Connolly’s move from Brighton will be rubber-stamped early this week with the Irish striker already passing a medical at the end of last week, and was at the MKM on Saturday to see City end their pre-season programme unbeaten.

The club have also agreed a deal to sign teenage striker Henry Sandat from Southend United.

Meanwhile, Benjamin Tetteh’s exit from the MKM Stadium will also be ratified, as he moves to French football for personal reasons having requested to leave the club after 12 months.

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