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Hull City complete first January deal as Premier League striker jets in

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Hull City have wasted no time in adding to their squad at the start of the January transfer window by confirming the arrival of Aaron Connolly from Brighton and Hove Albion.

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The 22-year-old striker will spend the rest of the season on loan at the MKM Stadium after City agreed a temporary deal for the Republic of Ireland international.

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Connolly spent the first half of the season on loan at Italian Serie B side Venezia, but struggled for appearances with what should have been a season-long move cut short in order for him to be reunited with Liam Rosenior, who worked with him at the Amex Stadium.

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City expect Connolly to go straight into the squad to face Fulham in the FA Cup at the MKM Stadium on Saturday afternoon, 

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ith his Championship debut penciled in for a week later in a crucial Yorkshire derby with Huddersfield Town. 

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"Aaron is a player that has so much potential; he's still very young and has the potential to score goals," Rosenior told Hull Live. "His career over the last two years probably hasn't gone as he'd have expected.

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"He's someone I have known since he was 16-years-old. I know how he ticks. I know how he works and I can't wait to get to work with him.

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"It can happen, players go through good periods in their careers and they go through difficult periods in their careers but their quality is never in doubt.

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"Sometimes, I feel a player needs a coach who understands them and hopefully we see the best of Aaron Connolly because if we do, then he's going to be a real threat in this league."