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Exclusive: Hull City interested in luring 8-goal ace to the Championship as promotion all-but sealed

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Hull City are interested in signing Kyle Dempsey from Gillingham as Grant McCann’s side begin planning for life back in the Championship, a source has exclusively revealed to Football League World. 

McCann’s side battled their way to a 2-2 draw with Sunderland last night in League One, which leaves them on the brink of promotion back to the Championship, needing only one victory to seal an instant return.

Focus is already looking like it is shifting onto recruitment, with it the understanding of Football League World that there’s interest from Hull in Gillingham skipper, Dempsey.

The 25-year-old has been a standout player for Gillingham this season in League One, making 37 appearances.

Dempsey has scored eight goals from midfield and registered a further four assists, featuring in both League One fixtures against the Tigers.

The midfielder only made the move to Gillingham in the summer of 2020, arriving from Fleetwood Town and via a short-term loan spell with Peterborough United.

Dempsey’s career started out with Carlisle, before he moved on to Huddersfield Town.

During his time with the Terriers between 2015 and 2017, Dempsey featured on 21 occasions in the Championship, but started on only 10 occasions before moving on to establish himself with Fleetwood and, subsequently, Gillingham.

Hull will secure League One promotion if they beat Lincoln City at the weekend, whilst Gillingham cling onto their faint hopes of making the play-offs.


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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