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Bullard headlines busy day for Hull

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Hull will unveil £5million club record signing Jimmy Bullard on Saturday afternoon.

The 30-year-old midfielder, who signed a four-and-half-year contract at the KC Stadium after leaving Fulham on Friday, will be paraded to supporters prior to the FA Cup fourth-round tie against Millwall.

Hull made their move for the player after a prospective move to Bolton broke down last week and are thought to have beaten off a number of other clubs to his signature.

The fee smashes the club's previous record of £2.5million, paid for Anthony Gardner last summer and Kamil Zayatte earlier on Friday.

On a busy day of activity for manager Phil Brown, Hull also secured the services of defender Zayatte on a permanent deal from Swiss club Young Boys and agreed a new contract with left-back Andy Dawson.

Bullard is the third new arrival at Hull this month after the signings of his former Wigan team-mate Kevin Kilbane and Manchester United's Manucho last week.

Hull's third-choice goalkeeper Tony Warner, who made the move from Craven Cottage to East Yorkshire last summer, believes he will have a positive impact.

"He is a very good player, very intelligent and always wants the ball," said Warner. "He is a good character and will bring a lot to the midfield and the dressing room."

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson admitted he was sad to see the player leave but claims the Cottagers could not match Hull's contract offer.

Hodgson said: "It's disappointing to lose Jimmy. He's been seeking the type of contract we couldn't give him. I congratulate Hull and Jimmy on getting the contract he wanted."

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