Steve Bruce managed to keep Hull City in the Premier League last season after they gained promotion in the 2012/2013 season. This was helped with some big signings, notably Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore from Tottenham on loan. Steve Bruce has already brought both back to Hull for the 2014/2015 season, and is likely to look for more signings to strengthen the depth of the squad especially with the inclusion of Europa League. Steve Bruce will look to build on last season and will aim to avoid the drop again this season.
STAR MAN – Robert SNODGRASS
The arrival of Robert Snodgrass will give Hull that much needed boost both in the league and also the Europa League. Robert Snodgrass will not only bring goals to Hull, he will also bring that creativity in terms of assists. Even though he only created 2 assists last year his passing stats with Norwich were very impressive. On average he created a chance every 48 minutes which could be seen as higher than most other Hull midfielders. Another advantage of owning Snodgrass is his ability to hit the ball from a dead ball situation, which could make him a vital addition to those Fantasy Football midfields.
HIDDEN GEM – Shane LONG
Amongst the other strikers, Shane Long can often be under the radar when picking the 3 to be played up top in many Fantasy Football teams. Long joined with Hull in January and with his hardworking ethic, he can be seen as a handful for most defenses. The Republic of Ireland international managed to get himself 4 goals in 15 games during the second half of the season, and has started the pre-season well scoring the only goal in Hull’s 1-0 win against Barnsley. At 6.0m he should be considered as a cheap differential, a nailed on starter and a constant goal threat in the Hull ranks.