Report: Hull City want Australian international Connor Pain in January

Hull's head coach Nigel Adkins looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Brentford at KCOM Stadium on December 9, 2017 in Hull, England.

Championship strugglers Hull are reportedly keen on the Central Coast Mariners star, as are League One duo Peterborough United and Scunthorpe.

Connor Pain of the Mariners in action during the round two A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne City FC at Central Coast Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Gosford,...

With the January transfer window just a few weeks away, it is no surprise that Hull City appear to be looking at bringing another attacker to the KCom Stadium.

Hull have scored just 16 goals in 17 Championship games and, as a result, are in the relegation zone heading into the international break.

 

But could Connor Pain give Nigel Adkins’ side a much needed attacking spark? According to Aussie publication the World Game, Hull are rivalling League One duo Scunthorpe and Peterborough United for the signature of the Central Coast Mariners winger.

It is understood that Pain, who holds a UK passport, is out of contract at the end of the season, meaning the Mariners are facing up to the possibility of losing their star man on a free transfer.

Storm Roux of the Victory is challenged by Connor Pain of the Mariners during the round four A-League match between the Melbourne Victory and the Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park on...

Pain helped Mariners win the FFA Cup and has won one cap for Australia. The wide man, who can play on either flank, scored four goals and set up three more in 22 A-League games last season.

And, should he join Hull, he will reunite with his fellow Australian Jackson Irvine on Humberside.

Leeds United's Stuart Dallas tackles Jackson Irvine of Hull City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium on January 30, 2018 in Hull,...

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