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Hull happy to let Windass leave

Dean Windass
Windass has started just one league game this season

Dean Windass has been told he can leave Hull after finding his first-team chances limited at the KC Stadium.

Windass, 39, has not played since being substituted at half-time during Hull's Boxing Day defeat by Manchester City.

He had cast doubt over his future by claiming manager Phil Brown has not spoken to him since before Christmas.

"If Dean is not happy and wants to leave the club then he's entitled to do so," Hull chairman Paul Duffen told BBC Radio Humberside.

Leeds United, Oldham Athletic and Hartlepool United are all said to be interested in the former Bradford man.

"If he wants to stay and fight for his place we'd love him to do so but if he wants to go out on loan he can," Duffen added.

Windass claimed he has not heard of any interest from clubs in the current transfer window.

Dean is quite capable of changing his mind from one day to the next

Hull chairman Paul Duffen

"I've heard nothing from the club or my agents about anyone making an offer for me," he said.

Windass scored the winning goal in Hull's 1-0 Championship play-off final victory over Bristol City last May but has been left despondent by developments this season.

His first-team chances have been limited to one start and a few cameo appearances coming off the bench.

"I'm very frustrated and have no idea what is happening with my situation," he said.

"Our boss made a number of changes to the side and gave some fringe players a chance to impress, but sadly I wasn't one of them.

"The manager hasn't spoken to me for three weeks. I'm not saying that to try to grab a headline - he's got other priorities like trying to run a football club - but simply to show how uncertain things are for me."


It is not the first time that Windass has been linked with a move away from the club but the player has always resisted any possible transfer.

On that situation Duffen said: "Dean is quite capable of changing his mind from one day to the next. There was speculation a couple of weeks ago that he was on his way to Doncaster and the next day he was out there for us.

"It's unpredictable and that goes with Dean Windass hand-in-hand and I don't think you should assume anything until it's a fact."

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