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Bruce admits Hull interest in Man Utd youngster

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has admitted he is interested in taking Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell on loan.

Powell has made just two substitute appearances for United this season, leading to him being linked with a move to the Championship during the January window.

And Bruce is keen add the former Wigan loanee to his squad as the Tigers look to gain promotion to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

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"He's somebody who interests us," Bruce told reporters. I've liked Nick ever since I saw him playing for Crewe.

"Whether it's something we can get over the line is still debatable, but we're trying. We'll see if we can do that."

Hull currently sit top of the Championship table with 18 matches still to play and are five points clear of Burnley in the race for automatic promotion.