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Hull Could Recall Mclean
Sunday, 27th Jan 2013 01:59

Hull City boss Steve Bruce says he could recall striker Aaron Mclean from his loan spell with Town. The 29-year-old joined the Blues on loan earlier in the month and has made two starts and two sub appearances without scoring.

Bruce also has former Blues loanee striker DJ Campbell - who played for QPR in their 4-2 FA Cup defeat to the MK Dons on Saturday - in his sights but says he may look to bring Mclean back to the KC Stadium.

“It might be that we recall Aaron Mclean, we’ve got to look at that one,” he told the BBC. “We’ve put him out there to get games but today, for example, I’m looking to make a change and we’re a little bit short.”

Mclean was due to stay with the Blues until the end of the season but, depending on the agreement made between the clubs, the Tigers could recall him after 28 days.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has confirmed that he is looking to add his former Town team-mate Kieron Dyer to his squad: "I've had some conversations with Kieron.

"If Kieron was fit and playing for us then he would be a huge asset for our club. I've watched some footage of him playing against Gareth Bale for QPR and he did well.

"He's scored in the FA Cup against West Brom and he's been available, fit and playing.

"I'll have to see if something can be done and we might be close to that. If Kieron plays football for us and helps win football matches then I think he would be an asset."

According to reports Dyer, who has trained with Town since his release by QPR earlier in January, would be on a £10,000-a-game pay-as-you-play deal. Crystal Palace and Fulham are also understood to have shown interest. Middlesbrough are at Portman Road on Saturday.

Elsewhere, we understand that Jason Scotland, whose Blues contract was settled last weekend, is set to sign for Notts County in the next few days, having trained with the League One club this week.

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May2002 added 02:20 - Jan 27
He's only been here 5 mins but i have no feeling to this. The less loans the better in my mind. Has never and will never work. Look at scum 2009.
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AbujaBlue added 07:50 - Jan 27
I've never Really Had any thoughts on steve bruce, but this just makes me dislike him Completely. Although he hasn't had a chance to make an impact yet, Mcclean had been here for no more than 2 seconds and already a recall is being thought about. For me that would be a blacklist for any future dealings with MM.
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townietilidie added 07:58 - Jan 27
Would be a shame if he went back so soon . I really think with a few more games under his belt he could make an impact here . This is why we all hate loans . Cant do anything about it , he is Hull's player and if they want him back they can take him back when they like . He is a different type of player to what we have , one i was very happy to see come here so fingers crossed he stays . COYB !!!!
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leadbitter6 added 08:03 - Jan 27
Why send him out on loan then you big nosed geordie scummy prat?
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Rentaghost added 08:06 - Jan 27
Be nice to see some positive news come out of TOWN. Its not been a great week on and off the pitch this week.
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bluedart added 08:08 - Jan 27
Lets force the issue with DJ he has not signed for anyone yet. He loved his time with us we loved him. Send Mclean back and get DJ in.. 3 year deal first 2 years at the current going rate 3rd year 50%.. Come on Marcus give the supporters something....
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BLUEBEAT added 08:08 - Jan 27
Would guess Bruce is using this tactic to apply pressure on ITFC re any potential 11th hour moves for DJ Campbell. Dirty underhand methodology from Bruce. But he is a scummer at heart, so understandable.
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riley26 added 08:27 - Jan 27
So much respect for Tony, the type of man and player the game and ITFC in general miss today but that was a bit of a ridiculous statement on Dyer, only in jest. I can't really believe any Premiership teams are looking at him as an option, such a shame as we all know the qualities he possessed at town, I can still remember now getting excited just listening on the radio every time he gained possession!
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Pip50 added 08:53 - Jan 27
Send him back use the cash saved to sub DJ's third year simples!

Not missed him much have we!!
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Popeye added 08:55 - Jan 27
Why is 50 cent playing for Ipswich lol!
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Karlosfandangal added 08:56 - Jan 27
With DJ can't see him coming here.
It was reported by the mirror they had offered him a 18 month contract of 23k a week that's a contract of just under £1.8 million
For town to match that on a 3 year contract we would have to pay him £11.5 k a week.
If he did sign for us at the end of his contract he would be in a Scotland situation as he would be 34 to 35 years old .
Town would have to offer between £15k to 20k to temp him over 3 years
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RYITFC added 09:04 - Jan 27
I would send him back,we have so many forward options at the moment,we can't play them all. Free up some cash so we can improve the rest of the squad.
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bluelady added 09:08 - Jan 27
Ryitfc we have lots of options but little real quality or goal threat unless Chopra can get form back
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alexharban added 09:10 - Jan 27
Well, I hope we learn our lesson...
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DurhamTownFan added 09:12 - Jan 27
Definition of a 'striker' so me,.is someone who scores 15 a season, who hits the target 8 times out of 10. If you don't, you're just a 'forward'.

We need a striker to replace dj, not a hard working Murphy type. We've got one of those, and he's called Murphy!
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shefkuqi32 added 09:16 - Jan 27
Not overly dissapointed. Some young up and coming strikers in the Summer please
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sereneblue added 09:24 - Jan 27
The possible chance of McLean returning in such a short time, sums up the ridiculous farce that is the short term loan market with early recalls.
Lets hope Mick gets a descent size squad sorted in the summer.
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Michael11 added 09:33 - Jan 27
Would be a shame if they recall Mclean but Murphy and McGoldrick looked good yesterday. So we're getting Dyer fit so he can play against us next week?!
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hadleighboyblue added 09:37 - Jan 27
Bruce is either playing games or hasn't got a clue what he's doing ............most likely it's the former .
maybe he's trying to get us to buy McLean to help fund Hull getting DJ . I'm not convinced McLean is good enough for what we need ..............we need someone to get goals regularly and I'm not sure any of our forwards are up to that .

it was a really bad day for us yesterday with other teams winning we are right back in a relegation fight , just hope MM can do sone deals this week .
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RetroBlue added 09:38 - Jan 27
send him back and get a creative midfielder or proper winger !
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walberswick added 09:45 - Jan 27
Perhaps we can have a word with Scotland and see if he's like a few games.

"If Kieron plays football for us and helps win football matches then I think he would be an asset." Wow, he gets paid millions for this old tripe.
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algarvefan added 09:47 - Jan 27
The problem isn't just strikers it's that we need decent supply to those we have and midfielders who can score too.
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bluey123 added 09:59 - Jan 27
when will we learn LOANS are useless even if we sign young players from lower leagues did not rate McClean but we could lose other players
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Daleyitfc added 10:12 - Jan 27
Good news : a waste of space.
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RYITFC added 10:21 - Jan 27
Bluelady- Chopra can't get back to form if he isn't playing. Under Mick Mccarthy he's had 2 starts, one of which he scored. So if Mclean does go back, you would hope that Chops get's a run of games and can get back into form. We also has Nouble who hasn't started yet, again he needs games. Mclean is surplus to requirements, the problem is the service and lack of goals from midfield rather than the forwards.
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