Despite earning a creditable goalless draw with Norwich City on Tuesday evening, the Tigers are in the mire and face a harsh winter battling it out at the foot of the table.
Nigel Adkins’ men occupy the final relegation zone after 19 matches, and they are without a win in three.
The weekend saw them easily dispatched by in-form Nottingham Forest before the midweek stalemate with the league leaders.
Things are far from serene at the KCOM stadium with six games ahead of them before the turn of the year to try and pull away from the relegation places.
One standout reason why the Tigers find themselves where they are is their extreme lack of depth the side has.
There was an absence of any real experience on the bench in Tuesday’s draw with the Canaries – a bench that had a total of 15 Championship appearances, with defender Jordy de Wins having 14 of those.
Adkins named three academy products for the match and no viable option to alter the game from the substitutes he had to pick from.
Along with injuries and suspension, it has significantly highlighted how thin the Hull squad is being stretched.
With that said, here are four free agents that can fix the Tigers’ alarming lack of depth.