Tigers buoyed by Cousin deal
Hull are confident Daniel Cousin will prove a more than able replacement for Fraizer Campbell.
Last Updated: 02/09/08 12:50pm
Hull City chairman Paul Duffen is confident Daniel Cousin will prove a more than able replacement for Fraizer Campbell.
The Premier League new boys had been hoping to re-sign Campbell following the striker's impressive loan spell at the KC Stadium last season.
A £7million bid was put to Manchester United over the weekend, only for Campbell to join Tottenham on loan after the champions signed Dimiter Berbatov.
The Tigers responded to the Campbell setback by bringing in Gabon international Cousin from Rangers for an undisclosed fee.
And Duffen is expecting Cousin's experience to play a key role in Hull's battle to survive in the top flight this season.
"Cousin has ability and at 31 he has the experience as well and that's an added bonus," Duffen told the Hull Daily Mail.
"He scored in the Old Firm clash for Rangers and matches don't come any bigger than that.
"I'm just happy that we've done the business for Cousin and delighted that he'll be able to do the job for us that Campbell was going to do if he signed.
"Where he'll play is up to the manager. He makes all decisions regarding positions."