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Windass back at Hull after loan

Dean Windass
Tigers legend Dean Windass weighs up his prospects back on Humberside

Dean Windass has returned to Hull City after ending his two-month loan spell with Oldham Athletic.

An exact role for the 39-year-old striker is still to be decided as regulations forbid Windass from playing for Hull again this season.

"There are stories he could be coaching," said Tigers number two Brian Horton. "But nothing has been resolved.

"He can't play in the Premier League. We are trying to find out if he can come back and play in the reserves."

Windass wrote his name into Hull folklore by scoring the winning goal for his hometown club in the Tigers' Championship play-off final victory over Bristol City at Wembley in May.

We'll have to see what he can do. Can he come back? Can't he come back?

Brian Horton on Dean Windass

After a frustrating first half of the season at Hull that saw him start just one top-flight match, Windass joined Oldham on loan in January in a deal that was supposed to run until the end of the season.

But, after just one goal in 11 games (as well as a cameo appearance between the sticks) for the Latics, Windass fell out of favour at Boundary Park too.

And, after Joe Royle replaced John Sheridan as manager on Sunday, he was given permission to return to Yorkshire to discuss his future.

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