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Hull give Windass freedom to move

Dean Windass
Windass is Hull's oldest goalscorer

Hull City's veteran striker Dean Windass will not be forced to leave the KC Stadium against his wishes.

That is the message coming from the Tigers chairman Paul Duffen after the 39-year-old player revealed he has been told he can go out on loan elsewhere.

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

"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."

Windass is a Hull City legend with the fans after scoring the goal at Wembley last May that saw his hometown club promoted to the top flight of English football for the first time.

However, his first team chances have been limited to one start and a few cameo appearances coming off the bench so far this season.

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

Hull chairman Paul Duffen

The Tigers manager Phil Brown has always insisted that any decision to leave the club would be down to Windass and even handed the veteran striker an improved contract last summer.

It is not the first time that Windass has been linked with a move away from the club but the player has always stepped back from the brink. This time Hartlepool, Oldham and Leeds are all said to be interested.

On that situation Duffen was philosophical when he 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 the Tigers.

"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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