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‘Exactly what Hull Need’ – Nigel Adkins discusses links with Southampton player: Opinion

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Nigel Adkins has discussed the topic of Sam Gallagher when asked about the Southampton attacker by the Hull Daily Mail.

Discussing transfers after Hull City’s FA Cup defeat to Millwall last weekend, Adkins was asked about a potential reunion with Gallagher, whom he coached at St Mary’s during his time as manager on the south coast.

But the Tigers boss was coy on the striker, despite the desperation to add to his attacking line.

“We’re going to get linked with a lot of players,” he said. “I was the manager at Southampton when Sam was a young lad coming through so I was aware of him then and I’ve tracked his career, as I have done with a lot of players.

“He’s a talented footballer.

“We’re looking to bring another striker in, we’ve talked about that, so let’s see what materialises. I’m not saying we’ve made any enquiries at all.”

The Saints man has had three loan spells away from the club with his most successful being with Blackburn Rovers and then Birmingham City over the last two seasons.

Gallagher has only featured once this season for his parent club, that in the 2-0 EFL Cup win over Brighton back in August.

With that said, we posed the question to our team of FLW writers: would it be a good signing for Hull?

Here’s what they had to say…

George Harbey

“I think it would be a decent signing for Hull.

“Gallagher didn’t really score as many goals as he would have liked at Birmingham, but he was a man in-form for Blackburn and scored some important goals at Ewood Park.

“He’d offer Hull a different dimension up top, and it could be a smart addition for the Tigers.”

Jacob Potter

“He’s exactly what Hull need this season.

“They currently don’t have a target man to score goals for them this season and Gallagher could certainly feel that void.

“He needs regular game time, and a move to Hull would be the best move for both parties involved.”

Gary Hutchinson

“Gallagher would be a good signing for Hull, but I wonder if it would be as a replacement of sorts for Jarrod Bowen?

“Nigel Adkins has turned their fortunes around, and it’s worth paying attention to the business that they do in January because it could go a long way to defining their future under the former Saints boss.

“I’d tie this up if I were Adkins, even a bit of depth would be welcomed at the KCOM right now.”

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