Hull City set to make George Cox decision as Tigers mull over transfer deal
The latest transfer news from Hull Live as the Tigers look to strengthen their squad ahead of the new Championship season
Hull City head coach Liam Rosenior says the club have not yet made a decision about whether or not to pursue a permanent deal for defender George Cox.
Cox had been expected to feature at Bradford City on Saturday afternoon but was absent from the 1-1 draw in west Yorkshire having returned home to deal with a family issue.
Brandon Fleming started the Tigers’ fifth friendly of their pre-season campaign before new signing Ruben Vinagre came on for the final 20 minutes.
Rosenior, who knows Cox well having worked with the 25-year-old earlier in his coaching career at Brighton and Hove Albion, was coy about what the future may hold for the left-back who played in friendly wins over Grimsby Town and Barnsley in the past week.
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“At the moment, there is nothing to report. I’m having conversations with the club and I spoke to George yesterday,” Rosenior told Hull Live. “We haven’t fully made a decision on which way that one goes.
“He had to go back home because he had an issue with his family and we’ll make that decision tomorrow (Sunday) on whether he stays and we offer him something.”
Rosenior was able to give a first runout to new signing duo Vinagre and Jason Lokilo with the pair playing the final 20 minutes at Valley Parade, as City, who led through Regan Slater’s first-half goal, were pegged back when Sam Stubbs thumped in from close range in the 90th-minute.
The Tigers boss was also able to call upon Adama Traore for the first time in five pre-season games with the Mali international joining Vinagre and Lokilo in playing the closing stages. The trio are expected to feature again at Scunthorpe United on Tuesday evening in their penultimate friendly.