Mike Phelan keen to sort contract agreement with Robert Snodgrass
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 28/11/16 11:06pm
Mike Phelan expects Hull to start contract talks with in-form winger Robert Snodgrass soon.
The Scotland international, who has netted five times this term, revealed after Saturday's 1-1 draw with West Brom that he had received no contact from the club about extending his current deal beyond the end of the season.
But, speaking ahead of the EFL Cup quarter-final with Newcastle at the KCOM Stadium on Tuesday night, Phelan confirmed Hull would be addressing the situation.
"That will be taken care of in due course," head coach Phelan said.
"We will pay attention to that as he is an important football player. We will be dealing with that pretty shortly."
Another player in the same situation is Harry Maguire, although he has had some contact about fresh terms.
The former Sheffield United defender, having struggled to secure regular first-team football, is expected to be given a chance to impress against Newcastle.
"There has been bits and bobs between my agent and the chairman, not too much but hopefully in the coming months it will get sorted," Maguire said.
"As a footballer, I want to play every week. I want to play regular football but you also want the security of the length of the contract.
"As you know, I am going into the last six months of the contract so hopefully something can be sorted."
Phelan is expected to make a couple of changes for the last-eight clash, but refused to take the competition lightly despite the possibility of a fixture pile-up in the new year.
"The team that we play will be strong. I think we have got three or four players that have not played minutes up to now and going into December we need to get them out on the grass, so we will be using them.
"We should be in reasonably good shape, and be strong. There will be changes, but some of those changes are internationals. We will do our job and prepare the team to play a good Newcastle team."