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The Tigers manager has lost out on a second summer target...

Hull City manager Phil Brown has been sensationally snubbed for the second time this week as Fraizer Campbell has followed the trend set by Michael Owen of turning down the unfancied Humberside outfit in favour of a move elsewhere.

Campbell instead opted to sign for Steve Bruce's Sunderland, while Michael Owen decided to join Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

Hull's interest in Owen was unlikely to be a reciprocated infatuation, as the diminutive former England international had a growing list of admirers, but Campbell was a realistic target, and Brown has said he is "disappointed" to have not landed the man who helped Hull attain Premier League promotion during a loan spell two years ago.

"I'm disappointed but I was always nervous about the deal because of the way it was dragging along," Brown told Sport Hull. "But things happen for a reason and as far as Hull are concerned, the only ones I'm interested in getting through the door are players who want to play for the club.

"I took a phone call from Sir Alex [Ferguson] and he was apologetic that the player had not come to us. He firmly believed this was the right club for Fraizer but he's obviously getting advice from somewhere else."

Alan Dawson, Goal.com

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