Phelan – New signings needed at Hull

Mike Phelan has warned Hull will not be able to sustain their strong start to the season without making new signings.

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The Tigers secured a superb opening-day victory over reigning champions Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday, with Adama Diomande and Robert Snodgrass scoring the goals in a 2-1 victory at the KCOM Stadium.

The triumph was made even more remarkable as the Humberside club are without a permanent manager, following Steve Bruce’s departure in the summer, and they were only able to name one senior outfield player on their bench for Saturday’s game.

The Premier League new boys have only added one new player to their squad during the summer, with young goalkeeper Will Mannion arriving from AFC Wimbledon, and caretaker boss Phelan believes the club must sign more players if they are to enjoy a positive season in the top flight.

“There has to be new players coming into a football club,” Phelan told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek. “The club won’t be able to sustain a push in the Premier League without the influx of new players.

“Everyone is doing it and Hull City are a little bit behind in bringing new players. Everything boils down to whatever stage the owners are at with the sale of the club but movement has to be made quickly.”

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