Select a Team

Brought to you by Ford

Prev Game: Barclays Premier League Sat 18th Oct

prev game - Hull City
team 1 score team 2
Arsenal 2 - 2 Hull City

Next Game: Barclays Premier League Sat 25th Oct

next game - Hull City
team 1 score team 2
Liverpool 15:00 Hull City

Transfer News: Hull City manager Steve Bruce is ready to bring in new signings

Last Updated: 19/05/14 7:41am

  • Share:
Steve Bruce: Hull boss set for a busy summer in the transfer market.

Steve Bruce: Hull boss set for a busy summer in the transfer market.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Hull City manager Steve Bruce is preparing himself for a busy summer in the transfer market as he prepares the club for European football.

Hull were beaten 3-2 in extra-time by Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday but qualify for the Europa League because the Gunners had already sealed a place in the Champions League.

As the losing finalists Bruce's side must go through qualification before entering the Europa League group stages and that is likely to stretch the club's limited resources.

The Hull boss said: "We have to look forward to European football and we will have to try to enjoy it, but whether we have got the resources and the manpower, I am not so sure.

"We certainly need another five or six players. We've got two, three or four who are out of contract, so we'll now decide what we're going to do and plan a way to come back again.

"We have to improve, to get better, because you cannot stand still.

"I think we've got four (European) games by the end of August. And a club like ours, I don't think we're ready for that. But we'll have to give it a shot when it comes around.

"That is always the challenge, can we get bigger and better?

"We are spending a lot on the academy and have to produce a few players, but that is one for the future I suppose."

Bruce's first priority will be to secure a permanent deal for Tottenham's Jake Livermore but he may be forced to wait until Spurs have a new manager in place.

"We have got to try to secure Jake if we can afford him," said Bruce.

"We have to move on, get bigger and better and stronger but let's have a break first.

"I'm going to have to, I have to have a break. You need to as a manager.

"The demands on you are exhausting, but thoroughly enjoyable. It's been a great year."

  • Share:

Related

Summer Transfer Window 2014

Florent Malouda: Currently a free agent

Malouda denies Blues link

Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has distanced himself from a link to Birmingham.

Morgan Schneiderlin: Will give his all for Southampton

Schneiderlin switches focus

Morgan Schneiderlin wanted out of Southampton over the summer, but has switched his focus back to events at St Mary's.

Medhi Benatia: Attracted interest from Manchester City, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid

Benatia: Bayern obvious choice

Mehdi Benatia has revealed Manchester City, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid were all in the race for his signature.

Most Popular

Features

Tyler's stats and facts

Tyler's stats and facts

Who makes the most tackles and interceptions? Are we seeing more 2-2 draws? Martin Tyler knows!

Tyler's stats and facts

Tyler's stats and facts

When did Arsenal and Liverpool last field all-British sides? Martin Tyler has the answer...

Tyler's stats and facts

Tyler's stats and facts

Which team covered the least ground this week? Who has the best penalty record? Here's Martin...

Missing Men

Play Missing Men

Hull City

Hull City's 1-0 loss against Aston Villa in 2006