Hull City: Six players to leave as Tigers announce retained list

Hull City's manager Steve Bruce waves to the fans at the KC Stadium.
Hull City's manager Steve Bruce waves to the fans at the KC Stadium.
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HULL CITY have released six players following the club’s relegation to the Championship – while offering new deals to Alex Bruce and Stephen Quinn.

The Tigers announced their retained list this morning and have confirmed the departures of out-of-contract players Paul McShane, Yannick Sagbo, Maynor Figeroa, Steve Harper and Joe Dudgeon and Liam Rosenior.

Commenting on the retained list, manager Steve Bruce said: “Regrettably, following relegation we have made the decision to release the majority of those players whose contracts have expired.

“We would like to place on record our thanks for the service they have given to the club, particularly our two longest serving players Liam Rosenior and Paul McShane.

“Both players have been outstanding for us and they leave with our very best wishes for their futures.

“The aim now is to retain as many of the remaining squad as possible and look to add some new faces this summer as we bid to compete at the top end of the Championship and bounce straight back into the top flight.”

McShane’s departure brings to an end a seven-year association with the Tigers which began back in August 2008 when he arrived on loan from Sunderland.

The Irish international defender made 136 appearances for the Tigers and scored five goals, including the one which effectively sealed promotion back to the Premier League against Cardiff City in 2013.

Fellow defender Rosenior, a popular figure during his time in East Yorkshire, made 161 times for the club after signing as a free agent in October 2010.

Veteran goalkeeper Harper departs having made 31 appearances for the Club while Dudgeon, Sagbo and Figueroa amassed 127 appearances between them.