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Hull City to Offer Chris Kirkland Premier League Lifeline

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Newly promoted Hull City are set to offer Chris Kirkland one final crack at the Premier League as they look to bulk up their squad ahead of the new campaign, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 31-year-old has spent the season with Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday but has reminded everyone of his class by putting in a string of fine performances.

Steve Bruce’s men are said to be looking at him as a replacement for David Stockdale who is expected back at parent club Fulham next month. Stockdale had been linked with a permanent switch to the KC Stadium but would cost in the region of £4 million, where as Kirkland has a bargain fee installed in his contract meaning that he can leave for a much lower price.

Bruce is familiar with the one cap England man too. The pair worked together during their time with Wigan Athletic and he is seen as a highly experienced asset who could help consolidate Hull in the Premier League.

The manager had been eyeing a move for Kirkland this season, but the player was reluctant as he wanted t repay the faith shown in him by Wednesday following his release from Wigan after a series of debilitating injuries.

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