Brown: Bela must impress
By Steve Bramley
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hull boss Phil Brown says Hungarian Bela Balogh will have it all to do to win a contract.
Hull boss Phil Brown says Hungarian defender Bela Balogh will have it all to do to win a contract at the KC Stadium.
Brown is casting an eye over the 22-year-old centre-half during a one-week trial.
Balogh, capped seven times by his country, is likely to be available for around £400,000 after refusing to sign a new contract with current side MTK Hungaria.
But Brown has a wealth of riches in the defensive department following the arrival of Wayne Brown from Colchester and says he will only consider signing Balogh if the defender is "absolutely outstanding".
Brown told the Hull Daily Mail: "Wayne Brown's signing has put the emphasis on Bela to be absolutely outstanding.
"I'm not saying we are definitely going to sign him, but I'm not here to waste anyone's time and the lad knows the score."
Meanwhile, Damien Delaney, Andy Dawson and Boaz Myhill are hoping to extend their deals at the Championship club.
The trio, who are out of contract at the end of the season, have opened talks with The Tigers about extending their stays.
"We have been fighting for survival for the past two seasons, but if they can prove they are capable of taking us to the next level I'm happy to keep Damien Delaney, Andy Dawson and Boaz Myhill on board for another year or two," added the Hull boss.