Kevin Kilbane joins Huddersfield
Irish left back Kevin Kilbane had moved to nPower League 1 side Huddersfield on loan. Huddersfield are hoping that the paper work will be completed with Hull in time for Kilbane to play against Carlisle.
Kilbane, who is 33 and has represented Ireland on 108 occasions has found opportunities limited at Hull in recent months.
Huddersfield manager Lee Clark sees Kilbane as a direct replacement for Damien Johnson, the on-loan Plymouth Argyle player ruled out for the rest of the season by a knee ligament injury.
“We’re delighted to have struck a deal with Hull City to bring Kevin here all the way through to May,” said Clark of the former Preston, West Brom, Sunderland, Everton and Wigan Athletic ace.
“Kevin’s not only a top international footballer, but a tremendous character as well, and having him on board will be a big boost for us.
“He’s a fantastic athlete who stands more than 6ft tall but gets about the pitch very well.
“I’ve brought him in to fill Damien Johnson’s role. ”
Time shall tell whether playing in the third tier of English football will cost Kilbane his left back berth for Ireland.