Bruce rules out fresh Hooper bid

  • Last Updated: July 10 2013, 15:03 BST

Hull boss Steve Bruce does not anticipate making another attempt to sign Celtic striker Gary Hooper.

Gry Hooper: Bid from Hull rejected by Celtic
Gry Hooper: Bid from Hull rejected by Celtic

Gary Hooper

14. Gary Hooper

Title Number
Appearances 11 (6)
Goals 5
Assists 2
Yellows 1
Reds 0
*Current Season

The Tigers were unsuccessful with a bid for the 25-year-old Englishman, reported to be in the region of £4.5million, last month.

Burnley forward Charlie Austin had looked set to sign for the promoted club but a failed medical has scuppered the deal.

However, Bruce will not renew his interest in the former Scunthorpe striker who reportedly cost the Scottish champions £2.4million in 2010, and who has also been linked with QPR and Norwich.

"We had a bid for him rejected and I can't see there being any change in that," Bruce told BBC Radio Humberside.

"We've got other irons in the fire and we hope that we can get one or two strikers in before the start of the season.

"It's obvious that we struggled to score goals last season so that has got to be the aim for us.

"We've still got six weeks before the season starts and we're actively looking."

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