Ex Newcastle player Ryan Taylor tweets delight at Hull City move

Hull City KC North Stand

The former Magpie has signed a one-year deal with Steve Bruce's side this week.

Former Newcastle United player Ryan Taylor has confirmed his arrival at Hull City after signing a one-year contract at the KC Stadium, expressing his happiness at the move on his Twitter account.

The defender slash midfielder left St James's Park this summer after six and a half years at the club, despite finding some game time at the end of last season. He featured in just 106 games during that time, roughly 16 matches a season.

After spells at Tranmere, Wigan and on Tyneside, Taylor will now head to Yorkshire for a new challenge, and must be happy to have found a side likely to be one of the challengers in the Championship next season after signing for the Tigers.

Taylor, who is a set piece specialist, did manage 12 out of the last 13 fixtures of the season, having struggled with injuries for most of his Magpies career. Unfortunately for the Liverpudlian, that run of games coincided with a record of eight consecutive defeats for Newcastle, a spell of form that nearly got the club relegated.

As it turned out, Taylor's new side were the outfit that went down on the last day of the season, and the 30-year-old has now joined up with his former Wigan boss Steve Bruce on a short contract to see how he copes with the coming season. He joined the Tigers alongside Chesterfield midfielder Sam Clucas.

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