Bruce delighted with quality of early Hull additions

The Tigers boss has made five permanent signings already this summer and admits he is excited at how his squad is coming together ahead of the club's return to the Premier League

Hull boss Steve Bruce says he is delighted with the early additions the club has made ahead of its Premier League return.

The 52-year-old has already brought Allan McGregor, Maynor Figueroa and Curtis Davies to the KC Stadium, as well as engineering permanent deals for Ahmed Elmohamady and George Boyd after successful loan spells last season.

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However, it has not all been plain sailing for Bruce after a failed medical saw a move for Burnley striker Charlie Austin fall through on Tuesday, but the former Manchester United defender maintains his squad ready to compete in the top flight.

"So far, we have brought in three quality players to add to the existing squad," he told the club's official website.

"We will be doing our best to add more to that, and we aren't finished yet by any stretch of the imagination. We will keep working away at it.

"We have also turned a couple of last season's loans into permanent deals in Ahmed and George and that was important.

"Elmohamady was our Player of the Year last season, so the first piece of important business was to get his transfer over the line and we did that, in the same way that we secured [Robbie] Brady and [David] Meyler midway through last season.

"We are very pleased with what we have got so far. We will add one or two more to make us bigger, stronger and better, and to make us better equipped for the challenge ahead."