Nigel Adkins has commented on his side’s interest in Sam Gallagher. 

The Hull boss has admitted that he wants to see another striker come in through the door at the KCOM Stadium, but was deliberately coy when talking about the Saints man. 

Quoted by the Hull Daily Mail, Adkins said: 

I was the manager at Southampton when Sam (Gallagher) was a young lad coming through so I was aware of him then and I’ve tracked his career, as I have done with a lot of players. He’s a talented footballer. 

We’re looking to bring another striker in, we’ve talked about that, so let’s see what materialises. I’m not saying we’ve made any enquiries at all. 

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The target man has an uncertain future at Southampton, having failed to gain any kind of foothold in the first team. 

Spells on loan at Blackburn, MK Dons, and Birmingham failed to convince Southampton bosses that the 23-year-old has any place in the long-term picture at St Mary’s. 

Hull could be on the verge of securing a deal for Gallagher, even if the former Saints boss Adkins gave it the full ‘Year 8 accused of talking to a girl’ treatment. 

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