Fryatt has decision to make over Tigers’ future

Matty Fryatt faces summer decision.
Matty Fryatt faces summer decision.
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MATTY FRYATT’S future at Hull City last night remained unclear as the striker admitted even he didn’t know “where I will be next season”.

The 28-year-old ended the season as the Tigers’ top scorer with six goals despite not starting a League game.

Steve Bruce’s January capture of £14m pair, Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long, plus Fryatt needing an autumn move to Sheffield Wednesday to rediscover his best form were behind the striker starting just six Cup games for Hull in 2013-14.

Out of contract next month, Fryatt is on the radar of a host of Championship clubs but City manager Bruce still wants to keep the £1.2m signing from Leicester City at the KC Stadium.

“I am genuinely not sure what happens next,” said Fryatt, who started last weekend’s FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal. “It is good to know (that the manager would like me to stay) so we will sit down and talk.

“We will and see what is said. I honestly don’t know where I will be next season but, looking back at this season, it has oddly been a good year.

“I finished the season as the top scorer without starting a Premier League game. But I have now scored in all the domestic leagues and cups (in English football). That is an achievement I am proud of.

“I have played against the top sides and in a FA Cup final so I am obviously very proud of that as well.”

Steve Harper and Eldin Jakupovic have, like Fryatt, been offered new deals to stay at the KC Stadium but Robert Koren and Abdoulaye Faye have both played their final game for the club.

Whether Fryatt joins the pair in leaving East Yorkshire remains to be seen.

But, if that does prove to be the case then the striker certainly ended on a high with a hugely impressive display in the unfortunate defeat to Arsenal.

He said: “Like all the lads at Wembley I was proud to be a Hull City player. We came so close to a massive upset. I have treated the whole season – whether that be not playing at the start, going out on loan, doing well in training – as a big chance to take.

“I have always just tried to do as well as I possibly can. I was always hopeful that my chance would come at Hull and, in the end, it hasn’t worked out too badly.”