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Brady and Meyler take Tigers gamble

ROBBIE Brady and David Meyler have taken a promotion punt on Hull City and are both banking on a rapid return to the Premier League.

Hull boss Steve Bruce added Brady to his squad yesterday just a few hours after confirming Meyler's move from the Stadium of Light.

"I'm delighted to announce I've signed for Hull City on a three and a half year deal. Looking forward to pushing for promotion starting Saturday!," said Meyler on Twitter.

"I'd like to thank everyone at SAFC for everything, also the amazing fans for there (sic) support over the past 4 years. Special club."

Brady's exit from Manchester United took slightly longer than expected while the player sorted out personal terms.

But Bruce has now secured the two players who were most influential in Hull's push towards the automatic promotion slots in the last few months and will hope to see Brady and Meyler's form continue and improve once they settle in to their new home on a permanent basis.

Hull climbed to second in the Championship, seven points behind front-runners Cardiff City, on the back of an eight-game unbeaten streak.

Meyler contributed three goals in 10 starts while Brady has made 12 appearances with just one goal to boast about during his loan spell from Manchester United.

Brady met with Alex Ferguson on Monday for a summit about his Old Trafford future and clearly didn't receive the kind of encouragement which would have persuaded the Ireland winger to persevere with his Manchester United career.

Brady and Meyler's decision to drop a division will come as a boost for Giovanni Trapattoni, given that both men will start every game for Hull.