Hull City have completed the loan signing of Barnsley forward Mallik Wilks, with the Tigers having the option to make the move permanent in the summer.
Wilks only signed for Barnsley in the summer transfer window, but Daniel Stendel’s exit at Oakwell has seen him fall further down the pecking order after a tough start anyway.
Now, he’s signed for Hull, who have moved this afternoon to announce his signing on loan. The Tigers will have the option to make that move permanent in the summer, should all go well with his reunion with Grant McCann.
McCann was Wilks’ boss last season at Doncaster Rovers, where the forward impressed whilst on loan from Leeds United.
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Wilks, 21, scored 14 goals and registered eight assists last season under McCann in League One, helping Doncaster into the play-offs.
After exiting Leeds permanently and moving into the Championship with Barnsley, Wilks has made only 15 league appearances, scoring once, which came as a consolation in a 3-1 defeat to Luton Town in late August.
This is an exit from Barnsley that was probably expected given Wilks’ exile under Gerhard Struber.
Things have changed at Barnsley since Wilks signed, and he knows how McCann works, so you can understand why he might’ve wanted the Hull move.
If he rediscovers anything like the form he showed last season under McCann, Hull are in for an exciting period.
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