Midweek Round-up – 16th June 2021
Beverley Town announced on social media, Tuesday night “Our planning application for floodlights has today been approved by the East Riding Council. Huge day for the club and our potential progression going forwards. Great work by everybody involved at the club. Thanks to everybody that supported the application.” It is another step forward in the development of Town, in the hope they have the correct facilities to progress up the footballing ladder in the coming years. We will hear more on the development of Beverley Town from Rich Jagger on the Thursday Night Fixture. If you missed it click here for the interview with Beverley Town’s manager, Mike Thompson when he joined the sports team last month on the Three o’clock Kick off.
Hull City have confirmed the signing of Andy Cannon. The former Rochdale and Portsmouth midfielder joins the Tigers on a free transfer following his departure from the south coast club. The 25-year-old midfielder featured in 43 League One games last season as Pompey just missed out on the play-offs. Head coach, Grant McCann was quoted following the signing: “He is a really good character with a strong winning mentality, and he will fit the dynamics of our changing room nicely while also being eager to continue to learn and develop as a player.” Cannon is the Tigers second signing of the pre-season joining George Moncur who recently arrived from Luton.
Going the other way is midfielder Callum Jones. The 20-year-old joins the newly-promoted League One side, Morecambe on a season-long loan. Jones made seven appearances in all competitions last season, including captaining the side in an EFL Trophy fixture.
Shaun Kenny-Dowall has signed a one-year extension to his contract as Hull Kingston Rovers. Kenny-Dowall was appointed captain at the start of the season and his current deal was due to expire at the conclusion of this season. The 33-year-old centre has been a standout performer for the red and whites, with two tries, four try assists and also leading the league in offloads. It is a just reward as Head coach Tony Smith says “He has put in everything, and he has been great for us. He applies himself, he’s professional. When he speaks everybody listens because he is so respected, but he is good fun as well.” You can find a full interview from Kenny-Dowall on his contract extension on the Hull Kingston Rovers website.
Reported by: Simon Bromwich