Maloney hope but Bruce says farewell

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

Wednesday, 24th May 2017, 2:34 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:38 pm
Shaun Maloney

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 Scottish winger Maloney, 34, to stay on next season.

A club statement read: “Shaun Maloney, who is set to see his current contract expire at the end of next month, has been offered a new deal for next season.”

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Maloney originally penned a two-year deal with Hull in 2015 after a spell in Major League Soccer with Chicago Fire, and featured in 14 games for the club last term.

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

Definitely heading out of the Hull exit door is Bruce, who is leaving after five years with the club.

Bruce, the son of former Tigers and Latics manager Steve, won two promotions and made 104 appearances for Hull, though the last of those came over a year ago.

He had already confirmed his departure was imminent earlier this week, writing on Twitter: “They were 4 great years the injury has made this season a tough one but I’m looking forward to next season wherever that may be”.

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