Maloney hope but Bruce says farewell

Shaun Maloney
Shaun Maloney

Former Wigan Athletic star Shaun Maloney has been offered fresh terms to remain with Hull following their relegation to the Championship.

But centre-back Alex Bruce – who spent the second half of the season on loan at the DW Stadium – has been released.

The Tigers announced their retained list on Wednesday and confirmed there is an offer on the table for Maloney to stay on.

The 34-year-old originally penned a two-year deal with Hull in 2015 after a spell with MLS side Chicago Fire, and featured in 14 games this term.

He moved to America in January 2015 during the clear-out under then-Latics boss Malky Mackay.

Definitely heading out of the exit door is Bruce, after five years at Hull.

Bruce, the son of ex-Tigers and Latics boss Steve, won two promotions and played 104 games for Hull.

He had already confirmed his departure was imminent earlier this week, tweeting: “The injury has made this season a tough one but I’m looking forward to next season wherever that may be”.

Bruce joined Latics in January this year, but managed only two appearances due to fitness issues.