Cairney - I was always staying

Speculation never swayed Tigers midfielder

Cairney: Staying at Hull

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Hull City youngster Tom Cairney insists he had no intention of leaving the KC Stadium.

The highly-rated midfielder signed a new three-year deal with the Tigers last week after rumours linking him with a number of top Premier League sides.

The 19-year-old broke into the first team earlier this season, earning praise for a number of eye-catching performances in the centre of the field.

The teenager, though, insists he is happy at the East Yorkshire club and admits he still has a lot to learn about the game.

"I'm just so happy to sign a new deal here at Hull City and I hope to stay here for a very long time," Cairney told the club's official website.

"There was never a doubt that I was going to stay here. There were reports and rumours in the media about things, but I was always going to stay.

"Everything is sorted now and I can just carry on with my football. I know I can't afford to settle with what has happened this year. I need to produce more performances to help the team."