Hull City still confident of persuading Barnsley FC to let Mallik Wilks stay

Hull City are still trying to come to arrangement with Barnsley over the future of on-loan winger Mallik Wilks.

Mallik Wilks - still waiting on his future (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

His temporary stay at the KCOM Stadium is due to end on June 30, and the 21-year-old’s parent club are unwilling to extend that deal.

Hull do however have an option to sign Wilks permanently, though they are running out of time to strike a deal with the Tykes.

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Asked if his appearance against Birmingham would be Wilks’s last for the club, McCann replied: “It could be, it possibly couldn’t be.

“The football club is still in conversation with Barnsley at this present time and we’ll see.

“We’ve got time, tomorrow and Monday, to try and do something with Barnsley if we can.”

James Scott marked his full Hull City debut with a goal against Birmingham and Tigers chief Grant McCann believes that there is plenty for more to come from the promising young attacker.

The 19-year-old scored with a fine header from Leo Da Silva Lopes’s right-wing cross to put his side 2-0 up at St Andrew’s on Saturday.

Scott signed for City from Motherwell in January, but picked up an ankle injury in his very first Tigers training session.

“I was really pleased for James to get on the scoresheet,” said McCann.

“That was his first start in five-and-a-half months after what was a bad injury.

“He’s taken his time to get up to speed and he’s nowhere near where he can be in terms of his fitness – I know that.

“But, I’m so pleased for the lad to get his first goal for the club and there’s definitely much more to come from him.”

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