Hull City manager Grant McCann has told defender Lewis Ritson that he can leave the club on loan before the end of the transfer window, according to Football Insider.
The 19-year-old is yet to make his senior debut for Hull but has been a key player for the Tigers at youth level and has appeared on the bench in the Championship on a couple of occasions.
However, he currently well down the pecking order at the KCOM Stadium and McCann is happy to send him out on loan to allow him to gain more experience.
This latest report states that the centre-back has attracted interested from several clubs in League Two, with just a few days to go until the transfer deadline on Thursday.
McCann took charge at the KCOM Stadium earlier this summer, following Nigel Adkins’ decision to leave the club, after he turned down the offer of a new contract.
Hull finished 13th in the Championship table under Adkins last term and will be hoping to challenge further up the table this season under McCann, but started the campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Swansea City.
Ritson is a promising young player and the fact that he’s already appeared on the bench for Hull a few times shows that the club rate him highly for the future.
It could be some time before we see him make an impact in the Championship though, so it’s probably sensible for Hull to send him out on loan and it could really help his development.
It will allow him to gain some valuable experience and he will probably be a better player for it when he does eventually get his chance for Hull.
He’s a promising player though and a good ball-playing central defender, so he could be a decent signing for plenty of sides in League Two.