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Northern Ireland striker Josh Magennis makes deadline day move to Championship side

Josh Magennis scored a late winner for Northern Ireland in Estonia earlier this summer.
Josh Magennis scored a late winner for Northern Ireland in Estonia earlier this summer.

By Josh Bunting

Hull City have added Northern Ireland international striker Josh Magennis to their ranks on transfer deadline day.

Magennis signs for the Tigers from League One side Bolton Wanderers on a two year deal with an option to add a third.

He has been snapped up by Northern Irishman Grant McCann, who was appointed Hull boss in June after leading Doncaster Rovers to the League One play-offs last season.

Magennis made 45 appearances in all competitions, netting seven goals last season at the University of Bolton stadium as the Trotters were relegated.

He has also made a flying start to the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign for Northern Ireland, scoring two goals including a late winner against Belarus at Windsor Park.

Magennis, who boasts 44 international caps, previously played for Charlton, Kilmarnock, Aberdeen and Cardiff.

Speaking about the signing, Head Coach Grant McCann told the club website: “Josh’s career has gone from strength to strength and he is a proven international footballer. He can play anywhere across the front three and he is a versatile forward.

“He’s strong, direct and quick and he will add strong competition and physicality to us.”

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