Steve Bruce: Sone Aluko can take the Premiership by storm next season with Hull City

The Hull City winger has been described as a player that has all the qualities to help the newly promoted side in the English top flight

Nigerian winger, Omatsone Aluko has been described as the catalyst for Hull City as they seek to stay in the Premiership next season.

Newly promoted Hull City compete in the more lucrative English Premier League in the 2013/14 season.

"I really hope we see the best of him again next season," manager Steve Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail.

Aluko transferred to Hull City last August on a free from Glasgow Rangers and went on to be named as the Player of the Month in November before an Achilles injury side-lined him since January.

"I hope he can get over his injury and stay injury-free, because he's always had a rough time of it.

"All I'd ask for is a fair crack of the whip because, no doubt about it, he's got all the ability to play in the Premier League.

"Not a question, he's got what it takes. He's the type of player that gets you up off your seat and, as I said a few times last season, he's one you'd pay good money to watch.

"It'll be exciting to watch him in the Premier League I'm sure, but fingers crossed he gets a good pre-season under his belt and he's ready for it."

Aluko, who has earned two Super Eagles caps, scored eight goals in 22 league appearances for the Tigers as they finished second and earned automatic promotion to the Premiership.

"Until Christmas I feel as though we had the best player in the league,” the Hull City manager continued.

"He was outstanding; he was right up there with Wilfried Zaha.

"He was a catalyst to the way we played. For us to play the 3-5-2 formation and produce some of the football we did, he was so often at the heart of it all.

"Some of his performances were breath-taking really. I couldn't think of anyone better in the Championship when he was at his best,” Bruce concluded.