Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Irish starlet Brady joins Hull City on loan

Hull have announced the signing of Irish Under-21 winger Robbie Brady on loan from Manchester United.

The 19-year-old Dublin born player, who can also play as a striker, has joined the Tigers until the end of the calendar year.

The highly-rated player was an influential member of United's 2009 Milk Cup-winning squad, scoring five goals in the prestigious youth tournament.

He also helped the Red Devils' second string win the Barclays Premier Reserve League North title last season.

Brady is highly rated at Old Trafford and the coaching staff are keen for him to get more games under his belt. Hull and the Championship are ideal for him to do that.

Brady has not travelled with the Irish Under 19 squad for the European Championships in Romania that start on Wednesday but this move to Hull will see him play more first-team football and should speed his progression through the Irish ranks.

The former St Kevin's Boys player has long been tipped for the top, and turned down the advances of a host of Premier League clubs to choose the Red Devils in 2008.

Brady has been a part of Ireland's international youth set-up for the last five years, progressing throuth the u15,u17 & u19 teams and made his u21 debut in the European u21 qualifier against Switzerland in September last year.