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Mark Cullen Returns

10 August 2012

Hull City striker Mark Cullen has re-joined the Shakers on a six month loan deal

A product of the Tigers' youth set-up, Mark announced himself with a bang at the end of the 2009/10 Premier League campaign.  Mark's ascent to the top-flight was made all the more remarkable given that he was previously deemed surplus to requirements by Newcastle - who released him as a 15-year-old. Determined to carry on, the teenager was spotted by the Tigers whilst playing local football.

 

 

After scoring 33 goals form 30 youth and reserve team games during 2009/10, Mark made his League debut against Sunderland, before going on to feature in the Tigers' final games of the season against Wigan and Liverpool.

 

Mark's first senior goal came in the City's 2-2 draw at Wigan. With the scores level at 1-1 going into the second half, the teenager stole in at the back post to convert a George Boateng cross from close range.

 

After breaking into the first-team during the 2009/10, Mark joined former Tigers boss Peter Taylor at Bradford City on a month’s loan in January 2011.

 

The first half of 2011/12 was spent on loan at Bury, but his loan move with the Shakers was effectively curtailed after only 20 minutes of the first game of the season when he picked up a hamstring injury that went onto niggle for the rest of his loan period.

 

Mark eventually returned to the KC Stadium after making just four appearances for the Shakers.  Upon returning to Hull, Mark underwent extensive treatment on the hamstring and returned to reserve team action and eventually managed to nail down a small run in the Tigers first team squad.

 

Mark will take squad number 19 and will remain at Gigg Lane until 03 Jan 2013.

 

Mark has been training with the Shakers this week, and all the formalities were completed this afternoon…


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