Gerrard keen on leading role

Tigers new boy looks to take charge this season

Gerrard: Hopes to taking leading role

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New Hull City signing Anthony Gerrard is hoping to exercise his leadership skills at the KC Stadium.

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"I try and be a leader on the pitch and hopefully I can bring all of my good attributes to Hull and leave all my bad ones at Cardiff."

Anthony Gerrard

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The Tigers have endured a stuttering start to the new Championship season with just one win from four league games, prompting manager Nigel Pearson to strengthen his defence with the transfer deadline day capture of centre-back Gerrard.

The 24-year-old, who joins City from Cardiff on a season-long loan and will make his debut against his parent club on 11th September, is looking to help turn the Tigers' campaign around by taking charge.


"Whoever I pull a shirt on for I'm 100 per cent fully committed, that's the only way to be," Gerrard told the Hull Daily Mail.

"I've got a lot more in my game than just blood and thunder but obviously that's the main attribute for a defender and that's what I've got in abundance.

"I try and be a leader on the pitch and hopefully I can bring all of my good attributes to Hull and leave all my bad ones at Cardiff.

"I know what I need to work on and what I need to be better at. I hope I can make that progress here."

Liverpool-born Gerrard admits the City move came out of nowhere on Tuesday having been notified of the Tigers' interest just four hours before the 6pm deadline.

But the stopper insists he had no hesitation in moving to East Yorkshire due to limited first-team opportunities at Cardiff.

"I turned up at training as normal on Tuesday, had dinner and then at around two o'clock had a phone call to say Hull were interested," he said.

"I was more than happy to come here.


"I'd only have been sitting on the bench at Cardiff anyway and this gives me a great opportunity to play some football.

"I've never been comfortable with being a squad player or being sat on the bench, I've played for the majority of my short career. I didn't want to go stale.

"I've been lucky enough to have a fantastic offer come in from Hull to go and play on loan for a season and I'm delighted to take it.

"This gets me more games under my belt in the Championship and helps me to progress."