Isaac Hayden has outlined to The Chronicle the main difference between Hull City and Newcastle United.
Hayden, who can operate as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder, played on loan for Hull from Arsenal last season.
The former Arsenal prospect joined Newcastle on a permanent contract earlier this summer.
The England Under-20 international has explained the difference between Hull of last season and the current Newcastle team.
“The main difference between this team and Hull City last year is that we at Newcastle pass the ball a lot better than we did at Hull,” Hayden told The Chronicle.
“I think if we get the ball down and if we want to play football – one or two touches – and maybe on a few occasions against Southend we played too many touches, yet overall we played it around nicely and got a few passes and moved on from there.
“If we play like we have been during pre-season and take it on a notch in terms of moving it a bit quicker in some certain areas then I don’t think we’ll have any problems as there are some quality players here.”
Hayden had been on the books of Arsenal since 2008, but the versatile player failed to make a single appearance in the Premier League for the Gunners.
The England Under-20 international had a pass accuracy of 88% and a shot accuracy of 40%, and won eight headers, 13 dribbles and 13 tackles.
Newcastle will feature in the Championship next season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
The Magpies have been quite busy in the summer transfer window so far, signing Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie among others.