Tigers tie up Dudgeon deal
Pearson happy to add another Man Utd youngster to his squad
Last Updated: May 11, 2011 12:39pm
Dudgeon: Has signed a three-year contract to join Hull for an undisclosed fee
Hull City have finalised the signing of Manchester United defender Joe Dudgeon for an undisclosed fee.
Dudgeon has signed a three-year contract at the KC Stadium after watching the Tigers' recent draw with Crystal Palace.
He primarily plays at left-back and Tigers boss Nigel Pearson is looking forward to having the 20-year-old in his squad next season.
"Joe is another very promising young player and I think he will be a very good acquisition for us," Pearson told the club's official website.
"He has been schooled at an outstanding club.
"For us, it is about trying to get the right players in, not just in terms of the football side of it but also in terms of their own mentality."
Leeds-born Dudgeon has developed into a key member of United's reserve team over the last couple of seasons and has been on the fringes of the first-team squad.
Injury curtailed a loan spell with Carlisle for the youngster but he has put pen to paper to join former United colleagues James Chester, Cameron Stewart and loanee Corry Evans at Hull.