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No extra funds for Hull in January market

December 22, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Hull chairman Adam Pearson says it is unlikely the club will bring any new players in during the January transfer window as they are struggling to attract buyers for the unwanted members of their squad.

Adam Pearson
GettyImagesAdam Pearson is the former chairman of Hull City FC

Despite their recent upturn in form, Hull remain just one point outside the relegation zone and it is thought that manager Phil Brown would like to make changes to his squad to boost the fight for survival.

However, Pearson has told Brown he will have to offload players before he is able to make any signings and, given the current lack of interest, it appears he may be forced to rely on his current squad to steer Hull away from trouble.

"As I have already said, there will be no new signings coming into the club unless we can cut our wage bill significantly," he told the Hull Daily Mail. "For that reason, at the moment we are not looking at any potential signings in January, and I want to make that clear.

"We have no firm interest in any of our players at the moment. It is very, very difficult to move players out because we are in the bottom six of the Premier League and there aren't many clubs in the Championship with funds available.

"We have to be patient. It will not be a fire-sale. It will be done in a considered manner and in the best interests of the club."