Hull City have this afternoon confirmed that Irish defender Paul McShane has put pen-to-paper on a new two-year deal. 

McShane, who joined the club in 2009, has become a terrace favourite at the club. The chant 'Don't Sell McShane' promised a riot if McShane was allowed to leave the club and Assem Allam has chosen to listen to the fans by allowing McShane to remain at the club.

Despite scoring the goal which catapulted the Tigers to the Premier League, McShane's time in East Yorkshire has been anything but rosy. 

Since being signed, initially on a loan in 2008 by Phil Brown who then made the move permanent in 2009, McShane has struggled to hold down a place in the first team with the exception of this season. 

Former managers Nigel Pearson and Nicky Barmby didn't give McShane a chance and farmed him out on loan to Crystal Palace and Barnsley. 

McShane has said that he felt like 'getting on the first boat back to Ireland' after he felt he was unfairly treated. 

However, this summer, Steve Bruce was appointed and promised a clean slate to every player. McShane, alongside Jay Simpson - who was also frozen out by previous management regimes - grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

His integration back into the first team was gradual but he was slotted back into the first team with a man of the match performance in a 3-2 loss against Blackpool. 

McShane's performances over the last season never showed less than 100 per cent and it wasn't long before he was immortalised with his own terrace chants. 

He stated in an interview that the Peterborough game will live long in his memory as the travelling away fans kept up the chants for about 80 minutes of the game.

His wage on his last contract was somewhere near the £18,000-a-week mark and Bruce stated during the season that if we were to be promoted he would be able to command a new contract somewhere in the ball zone. 

The contract will expire at the end of the 2015 season which will take him to seven years service with the club.

 

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