Joyce backs Tigers new boy

James Weir is being tipped to star in the Premier League this season following his move from Manchester United to Hull City.

Hull: Joyce backs Tigers new boyHull: Joyce backs Tigers new boy

The Tigers fans could be forgiven for knowing little about the talented midfielder, who struggled to make the break through at Old Trafford, but Reds reserve-team boss Warren Joyce has offered some words of reassurance.

Weir made the odd appearance for the United first-team last season, and could have stuck it out under Jose Mourinho for this campaign, in the hope he would be given another chance.

However he has opted for a move to Hull, and Joyce believes it is a good move for all concerned.

“James is a tough lad but he works very hard as well,” said Joyce. “He’ll be one that the public in Hull warm to because he’s so genuine.

“He’s been consistent over a number of years now. As an August birthday he’s always been one of the younger ones in the groups coming up but we’ve always accepted that as part of his development. He’s blossomed over the last 12 to 18 months.

“There was a lot of interest in him over the summer and I’m sure he’ll do well in the Premier League.

“He’s a mature kid and I’m sure he knows he’s got a fight on his hands to play regular first-team football but in his mind he’s not going there to make up the numbers. Transfer fees are irrelevant when you’re out on the grass.”

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