Brown hints at double departure

Tigers boss admits Folan and Cousin will go

Brown: Hint at duo's exit

Brown: Hint at duo's exit

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Phil Brown has hinted Hull City pair Daniel Cousin and Caleb Folan are likely to depart the club in the January transfer window.

Both have been bit-part players this season and are expected to join Championship side Queens Park Rangers this month.

Brown has confirmed there is interest in both players, but fell short of confirming deals were in place for the strike duo.

With Cousin currently away on African Cup of Nations duty, Brown does not see any deal for him being concluded imminently.

"There is interest for Daniel Cousin and Caleb Folan," he confirmed.

"Daniel Cousin is on African Nations duty and it is very difficult for him to come back and sign papers.

"Until that happens then there won't be a deal on the table, regardless of what anyone else says.

"Caleb has expressed a desire to leave the football club and we have agreed to it."

A number of other players are being linked with KC Stadium exits including the likes of Kevin Kilbane and Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink to Wolves and Middlesbrough respectively.

Brown has been told he needs to trim the club's inflated wage bill and admits the final decision rests with chairman Adam Pearson.

"I can't do anything else but accept it," he continued. "He is the man in charge and if that is the deal I will try and get on with it.

"We have got some good players here. Every manager wants a big squad that can compete at this level and cope with two or three games in a week.

"You need a big squad but there has been interest in a number of players at our football club and we are considering each interest on its merits."