Liam Rosenior thanks Hull City fans following release

Liam Rosenior has thanked the fans of Hull City for the five years he spent at the KC Stadium.

Liam Rosenior, who was released by Hull City this week, has penned an open letter to fans saying he felt compelled to write after thoroughly enjoying his five-year spell at the club.

Rosenior is out of contract with the Tigers next month and is one of a number of players granted leave by manager Steve Bruce following the club's relegation out of the Premier League.

The defender's open letter was published in the Hull Daily Mail.

"Due to the wonderful five years that not only myself, but my wife Erica and four children, have experienced while playing for this fantastic club, I feel compelled to write you an open letter to express my extreme gratitude for all of the support and best wishes I have received at this time.

"Firstly, I would like to say thank you to you the fans, for the unbelievable support I have received in my time here as a player and I hope I have represented you in a way that would make you rightly be proud of this amazing club. It has been an unbelievable journey."

Recognition also went to the club's owners, the Allam family, after "saving the club from extinction" as well as his teammates, who he described as "all fantastic people".

The kit men and tea ladies, Paula and Jean, were noted too, while Rosenior felt the need to apologise for Hull City's on-field showing during the season.

"I would also like to apologise to you all at our failure to stay in the Premier League this season.

"I can guarantee you that all of the players gave everything and we were inconsolable in relegation and the unbelievable reaction we got after the game, a standing ovation at relegation again, proved to me what a unique, special and unbelievable set of supporters we have at this football club.

"You all deserve success and I know in time the club will grow from strength to strength."

Rosenoir, who turns 31 in July, played 161 times for Hull City after signing as a free agent in October 2010. He now finds himself in a similar situation, searching for potentially interested clubs.

The former England Under-21 international was a popular full-back at the KC Stadium. Not only did he help the club climb out of the Championship in 2012-13, Rosenoir played in last season's FA Cup final defeat versus Arsenal.

Throughout his five years at Hull City, Rosenoir was renowned for raising money for charity - benefiting the club's official charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust, and the illness-related initiatives.

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