Marney explains Hull move
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Dean Marney admits he left Tottenham Hotspur for Hull City due to the difficulty in getting a game at White Hart Lane.
The attack-minded midfielder has signed a three-year contract at The KC Stadium after making just eight Premiership appearances for Spurs.
Marney has jumped at the chance of regular first-team football with the Championship club after becoming frustrated in the capital.
He concedes the quality at Martin Jol's disposal means it is becoming increasingly difficult for youngsters to break into the Tottenham team.
"It's getting tougher all the time," Marney told Sky Sports News. "It's very, very difficult for any young player to push into the Spurs squad.
"I think with just the amount of players they've got, they're all world-class players, and to break in you've got to be something a bit special."
The 22-year-old has experience of playing in The Championship after a loan spell at Norwich City last season and he is confident he can cope with the demands of the level.
He added: "I was on loan at Norwich last year and that's a very strong, physical division.
"I played in it for three or four months and enjoyed it. I'm hoping to do really well for Hull now."
Meanwhile, new Tigers manager Phil Parkinson has been savouring his early impressions of the club following his arrival from newly-promoted Colchester United.
Parkinson said: "I've been very warmly welcomed by everybody in the city.
"The lads' attitude has been superb. We have had a week training in Spain and I'm enjoying it, it's been really good."