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Hull City chief Liam Rosenior addresses Vaughn Covil transfer exit talk

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Hull City head coach Liam Rosenior has denied Vaugn Covil is on the verge of leaving the MKM Stadium to join League of Ireland outfit Shelbourne, although he has not ruled out something happening later in the transfer window before it closes on September 1.

The Dublin-based club are owned by Tigers supremo Acun Ilicali and were linked with a move for the American forward earlier this week. But Rosenior says Covil is focused on making a comeback from a year-long injury absence.

Covil is continuing his recovery from an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury he picked up against Coventry City in August last year. He is yet to feature in any of the Tigers’ four pre-season friendlies so far, and isn’t expected to be involved at Bradford City this weekend.

Rosenior has kept the San Diego-born 19-year-old around City’s first team squad this summer. While he has been in training, talk of a move away is premature, according to Rosenior.

“I don’t know where that’s come from,” Rosenior told Hull Live in the aftermath of Tuesday night’s 1-0 victory over Barnsley at the MKM Stadium.

“That’s probably speculation. Vaughn hasn’t been able to kick a football yet in semi-competitive or competitive pre-season games because we’re still clearing him from his injury.

“With Vaughn, he’s impressed in training, he’s impressed with his ability and his character as well, and it’s one we’ll assess later on in the window.”

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