New Hull signing Tom Ince hails squad's strength in depth

Tom Ince

New Hull City signing Tom Ince has talked up the strength in depth of the Tigers' squad ahead of the new season.

Steve Bruce has bolstered his Hull City squad significantly this summer, with Tom Ince's arrival coming hot on the heels of deals for Robert Snodgrass and Jake Livermore.

Hull's outlay has been around £16million so far and the Tigers also spent £14million back in January on a new-look strike-force in the shape of Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, former Liverpool youngster Ince hailed the current crop of players and believes it is a group that is talented enough to achieve the club's aims this coming season.

He said: “I think the additions have been fantastic – we have got a great core of British players here who know what it means to play week in, week out in the Premier League.

“The main objective is obviously the Premier League and we want to build on where we finished last year. Obviously there is the distraction of cup runs so there are going to be loads of games to be played. But we feel we have got a strong enough squad to perform in every game possible.

"First of all we just have to get a strong pre-season under our belt and then make sure we are on form week in, week out, because the Premier League is tough and we are going to be there mixing it with a lot of other teams.

“But with the team we have got, I think we can cause some surprises this year.”

Hull begin their new campaign with a trip to newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers, and the KC Stadium side will square off against either Slovakia's AS Trencin or Vojvodina of Serbia in their Europa League qualifying tie.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch