Andy Cannon says he is ready to test himself at the next level following his move to Hull City.
The 25-year-old has become the Tigers’ second summer signing after putting pen to paper on a two-year deal, with the Club holding the option of a further year.
The midfielder started his professional career with Rochdale and played most recently for Portsmouth, where he spent two-and-a-half years and reached the League One play-offs in 2019/20.
All 164 of his league appearances have come in the third tier and Cannon says the opportunity to step up to the Championship was a key factor behind his decision to move to East Yorkshire.
“It’s Championship football,” said Cannon when asked what was the attraction.
“I saw how the team played last year when I played against them. They won the league and they were a great team. To get asked to come here was a no brainer for me.
“Going up to the Championship, the next level, when you’re a player and you’ve got ambition, that’s the next step to go.
“I’ve done League One now for the last seven years and I feel like I’m ready for the next level. I’m thankful I’ve been given the opportunity and it’s down to me to go and do it.”
Cannon has spent the close season preparing for the year ahead and is eager to help contribute to a successful first campaign back in the second tier.
“I’ve been doing a lot of work over the last couple of weeks as I know it’s going to be tough physically – quick, strong,” he said.
“I’ve been working physically to get a little bit stronger and a little bit quicker, which every year I try to do, but this year especially I’ve been taking extra time out to try and do that.
“My aims are to try to get into the team and help the team be successful – be there to support the boys, contribute and help them with what I can bring to the team.
“I like to get on the ball, drive forward with the ball. I’m one for the team – 100%, I’m going to work hard and get stuck into challenges.”