Bruce mystified about Hull City’s link with striker Doyle

Hull City are not looking to sign Kevin Doyle, claims Steve Bruce.

The Republic of Ireland international is currently plying his trade in the third tier of English football, following Wolverhampton Wanderers’ relegation from the Championship last season. Impressive in the Premier League for the Molineux men and prior to that Reading, the 29-year-old has been tipped for a move before the 2 September deadline.

It had been suggested that top-flight new-boys Hull were willing to offer Doyle a move to the KC Stadium, as Bruce looks to make the signings to ensure his side avoid a relegation which some bookmakers have made them favourites for. However, the Tigers boss is at a loss as to why he has been linked with the experienced Wolves forward.

“I don’t really know where that has come from,” he told talkSPORT on Monday morning. “I have been linked with about 150 players and we have taken in four. We have brought in Danny Graham (on loan from Sunderland) and then we brought in Yannick Sagbo from Evian last week so in that department we are okay at the moment.”

Bruce’s side begin their season with a daunting trip to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, and whilst the home side will be clear favourites, they haven’t always had it easy against Hull. Their previous two Premier League meetings at Stamford Bridge saw a goalless draw in February 2009, and it took a stoppage-time Didier Drogba goal on the opening day of the following season to earn Carlo Ancelotti’s side a slim 2-1 victory.


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