First Summer Signing Keane On Tigers

Hull City have snapped up Preston midfielder Micheal Keane in a £50,000 deal. The Irish Under 21 international can play on the left but was used predominantly in central midfield at Deepdale and during a loan spell with the Fishpackers over the water in 2002-2003.

Frustrated by a lack of first team appearances at Preston, where he started as a trainee, Keane is happy to drop down a division in search of first team football. He cites the chance of playing under Peter Taylor as a big factor in his decision to leave Deepdale, though whether Taylor will remain in charge of the Tigers after being offered the England U21’s coaching role remains to be seen.