Hull City keen on a shock reunion with academy graduate Conor Townsend

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Hull City keen on a shock reunion with academy graduate Conor Townsend

Hull City are interested in bringing academy graduate Conor Townsend back to the KCOM Stadium – just two and a half years after allowing the left-back to join Scunthorpe United.

Townsend is one name understood to be included on City’s shopping list this summer as Nigel Adkins aims to add competition for places ahead of the Championship season.

The 25-year-old has 12 months remaining on his contract at Scunthorpe and the Tigers are exploring the possibility of tying up a cut-price £200,000 deal.

Townsend left City in January 2016 following a 15-year association with his hometown club.

Loan spells came with Grimsby Town, Chesterfield, Carlisle, Dundee United and Scunthorpe during his time with the Tigers but the only City appearance came as a sub in the League Cup tie away to Leyton Orient in August 2013.



Conor Townsend during his Hull City days, battling with former Tigers star Moses Odubajo of Leyton Orient.

Conor Townsend during his Hull City days, battling with former Tigers star Moses Odubajo of Leyton Orient.

Townsend has since made 73 appearances for the Iron, including 21 last season, but a return to the Tigers would have obvious appeal for the former Hessle High School pupil.

Adkins only recognised senior option at left-back is Stephen Kingsley after seeing Max Clark join Vitesse Arnhem last month.

Eric Lichaj, City’s only signing to date this summer, can play on the left of defence but Adkins is keen on a deal for Townsend, despite the Hull-born defender not yet featuring in the Championship.

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