Sean Johnson travels across the pond for trial with Premier League club

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Due to the injury cloud that has surrounded Hull and taken Steve Harper (bicep) and Allan McGregor (shoulder) away from their duties Hull City boss Steve Bruce has been forced to bring in American young keeper Sean Johnson in for a trial which may confirm his interest in the 25-year-old, leading to a winter transfer window swoop.

Despite the commendable efforts of Eldin Jakupovic in Saturday's stalemate with Liverpool at Anfield and a more than capable wonderkid goalkeeper Rory Watson on the bench, Steve Bruce is looking for more stability in between his goalposts for emergency circumstances.

With strong rumours suggesting that Harper's career could be over by the end of the season, and McGregor going through a state of minor depression, Bruce is desperate to find another keeper.

But Johnson should not be taken for granted just because he plays club football in the MLS. In 2011, he underwent trials with Manchester United before their form went lop-sided.

Last season, the Chicago Fire shot stopper was rated their most valuable player and won the Defensive Player of the Season award for 2014.

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Bruce has received impressive reports on the American international and will now be closely monitoring him during training over the next week or so.

Johnson spoke to Chicago's club website and said: "going to Hull City will be a fantastic opportunity," clearly relishing his short stay in East Yorkshire.

Despite the arrival of the 25-year-old, Jakupovic is expected to keep his place in between the posts ahead of the visit of Southampton on Saturday, in a clash between Premier League sides both enjoying relatively successful campaigns for different reasons so far this term.

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