Belfast Telegraph

Koren and Faye to depart Tigers

Hull have confirmed club captain Robert Koren and veteran defender Abdoulaye Faye will not be offered new deals when their contracts expire this summer.

Slovenian midfielder Koren, 33, and Senegalese centre-half Faye, 36, were instrumental in helping the club secure promotion to the Barclays Premier League a year ago but found their opportunities limited last term as Hull finished 16th in the league and reached the FA Cup final.

The twin departure was announced as the Tigers announced their retained list for the 2014/15 season, which also confirmed talks remain ongoing with striker Matty Fryatt, goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic and full-back Joe Dudgeon over new contracts.

Goalkeeper Steve Harper, meanwhile, has earned an automatic 12-month extension to his contract after an appearance-based clause was activated.

Koren signed for the Tigers on a free in 2010 following his release from West Brom and became a key performer in the middle of the park, winning the club's player of the year award in 2012 and scoring 29 goals in 151 appearances across four seasons.

Faye was another free-transfer signing, arriving following his release from West Ham in 2012. The imposing defender made 31 league appearances as Hull earned promotion to the top flight in his first season, but made just three league outings last term.


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