Hull City boss Steve Bruce has told BBC Radio Humberside that he is no closer to signing a new striker.

Losing Sone Aluko to injury has left the Tigers short of firepower and the City boss has found himself linked with numerous forwards during the January transfer window.

It was thought that a deal for QPR striker DJ Campbell was on the cards but despite negotiations between the two clubs taking place, it has emerged that the length of the contract the former Blackpool frontman is seeking may be the stumbling block.

Campbell played for Bruce previously at Birmingham and is a proven goalscorer at Championship level. But the striker, who spent part of the current campaign on loan at Ipswich, is 31-years-old and City are naturally reluctant to offer a deal that would take Campbell close to his 35th birthday upon completion. 

Hull are also linked with Egyptian striker Gedo who plays his football for Al-Ahaly in his native country. Gedo is keen to play in England, but he would represent a slight risk in terms of adapting to the English game. Bruce though, did manage to get the best out of Egyptian striker Amr Zaki during his time as Wigan manager. 

Gedo is a poacher and would seem to fit the bill in terms of what Hull are looking for, as there is no doubt that City's approach play has been excellent this season, but it has not always brought the goals it deserved.

Hull also remain hopeful that Ahmed Elmohamady will be allowed to return to the club from Sunderland. The Wearsiders recalled the right wing-back due to injury worries, but have indicated they may let him return to Hull once their injury troubles ease - and he has been sorely missed!

This was the case once more when Barnsley won a place in the 5th round of the FA Cup at Hull's expense last weekend. Despite dominating most of the game, City could not convert that into chances or goals, before falling foul to the one clear opportunity the visitors created in the entire match.

Bruce has taken his team away to Portugal for some warm-weather training before their next tie at Millwall. He will hope that on his return, a new striker will be waiting.

 

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