Hull pair ink deals
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leon Cort and Ben Burgess have inked new deals at Hull City.Leon Cort and Ben Burgess have inked new deals at Hull City following the club's promotion from League One.
Both players have pledged their futures to the Championship new boys for a further two years after a successful campaign this time out.
Striker Burgess has been a noticeable absentee for the majority of this term, which concluded on Sunday, with a cruciate ligament injury but has done sufficiently well in the past to be granted a fresh deal.
The former Stockport target man was been a prolific scorer in the past for The Tigers and boss Peter Taylor will be hoping his fit again forward can replicate such form on a higher stage.
Cort has proven one of Hull's mainstays this season and has enjoyed an excellent campaign at the heart of their rearguard.
A brother of Wolves striker Leon, Cort feels he has enjoyed a successful season personally and is confident of replicating such achievements next year.
''It's been a long old season and we are all a bit knackered now, but it has been worth all the effort,'' Cort told the stellargroup.co.uk.
''Personally, it has been a very good season for me, I feel as though it has been my most consistent season at this level.
''Playing for a place in The Premiership is a dream come true and to travel to places like Wolves, Leeds and Leicester and Coventry with their new stadium is something I cannot wait for.''