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Slater: ‘It’s good to be back’

4 February 2022

Midfielder Regan Slater is delighted to be back at Hull City after missing out on the opportunity to rejoin the club in the summer.

The 22-year-old was unveiled as the club’s first new signing of the winter transfer window just over a week ago, and is buzzing to be back in familiar surroundings.

“It was really disappointing for me when the move didn’t go through (in the summer), I was gutted,” said Slater.

“I wanted that move. It was a successful season last season and I really enjoyed it. I just wanted to be back playing.

“It’s good to be back now. It was so nice to see everyone as soon as I got back. I know a lot of the lads from last season, and the lads that have come in as well are all spot on.”

Following his own move to the MKM Stadium, the midfielder was joined on deadline day by fellow new additions Allahyar Sayyadmanesh, Marcus Forss and Liam Walsh, and Slater says they have all been welcomed with open arms.

“It was a bit chaotic (deadline day),” added Slater.

“I wasn’t really following it. I was just happy that I managed to get my own move sorted. I’ve met Marcus, Allahyar and Liam and they all seem spot on.”

After being introduced as a substitute for Brandon Fleming in the win against Swansea City, Slater has now set his sights on a starting place ahead of this weekend’s game against Preston North End.

“I just need to get my head down (to earn a start),” explained Slater.

“I always work hard in training. Hopefully, I’ll leave the gaffer with no choice but to start me. It would be nice to be involved again on Saturday, and if I can get some more minutes then I’d be buzzing.”

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