Hull City complete Lenihan signing

  • Last Updated: September 1 2014, 10:06 BST

Hull City Steve Bruce has completed the signing of Cork City defender Brian Lenihan for an undisclosed fee.

Steve Bruce: Pleased with Lenihan addition.
Steve Bruce: Pleased with Lenihan addition.

With the Tigers looking to strengthen their squad before the transfer deadline, the 20-year-old right full-back, who has been capped by the Republic of Ireland at U19 level, has penned a three-year deal at the KC Stadium following two seasons with the League of Ireland outfit. 

“Brian is a young player who has had a wonderful season in Ireland,” said Bruce, who believes Lenihan is an exciting addition for the future. 

“It’s going to be a big step up for him coming here but he’s a player we’ll try to develop. He fits into our criteria of trying to find some very, very decent young players to bolster what we’ve already got here. 

“He’s one for the future and he’s only really been playing for a year in the Irish league. He’s a right back standing at 6’2” and a really good athlete who can get up and down the pitch. 

“We’ve beaten off a lot of competition to get him and I’m very pleased about that.”