Kilbane wants instant impact

Published Add your comment

Football News

Hull's new signing Kevin Kilbane is determined to hit the ground running to help pull the club away from any potential relegation battle.

The Republic of Ireland winger, who joined Hull on a two-and-a-half-year deal this week, is set to go straight into the squad for Saturday night's Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal at the KC Stadium.

Kilbane said: "It's been a long few days but I am delighted to have signed and get everything completed. I'm just looking forward to getting up and running this weekend."

He added: "I want to get back playing and play as many games as I can before the end of the season. I haven't played a lot this season so when the opportunity came to move I jumped at it.

"I have got a little bit of experience behind me and been in teams that have had to get points on the board. Certainly over the last couple of seasons at Wigan we've been in trouble but got the points.

"I've got a bit of experience of that behind me and hopefully I can add a bit to see us through to the end of the season to get us safe.

"Apart from maybe the top five or six, everyone else is fighting to stay in the league. That has got to be the goal in everyone's mind first and foremost. After that, who knows, but we have got to get to that 40-point mark as soon as possible.

"It is a tough start, Arsenal coming here is a very tough game.

"But at home, with the backing we have got, anything can happen. We have got to hit the ground running, we have got to get the points on the board as soon as possible and hopefully we can start that this weekend."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Kevin Kilbane
Wigan Athletic
Hull City

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again