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New deal with the Tigers on hold

FREE agent Stephen Quinn has put all thoughts about his club future to one side so he can focus on tomorrow's Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland.

Hull City have reacted swiftly to their demotion from the Premier League by releasing six players, including Paul McShane (pictured), but his compatriot Quinn has been offered a new deal by Tigers boss Steve Bruce.

He is now 29 so his next decision could be the most important one in a senior career which began as a teenager with St Patrick's Athletic 11 years ago, as Quinn tries to balance the attraction of Premier League football with another club or to stay loyal to Hull and get them promoted.

"I got offered a new deal. I haven't sat down and even looked at it because, obviously, of the importance of this game. I just left that with my agent. Hopefully after the weekend I can sit down and discuss it then," says Quinn.

"I just told my agent to deal with things and speak to me next week as I don't want anything throwing me off this game tomorrow. I can't say much more as I haven't spoken to my agent, otherwise there will be all sorts floating around my head and I don't want that, I just want to concentrate on Scotland.

"Everyone's preference is to play in the Premier League, I have shown that I can cut it at that level."

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