Liam Rosenior 'wants to build something' at Hull City as vital trust factor explained

Hull City manager Liam Rosenior during Saturday's pulsating 3-3 draw with Ipswich Town -Credit:Richard Sellers/PA Wire
Hull City manager Liam Rosenior during Saturday's pulsating 3-3 draw with Ipswich Town -Credit:Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Hull City head coach Liam Rosenior says the work the club have done with their loan players this season sets them up for next season and beyond.

City have used the loan market to good effect throughout the campaign, bringing in the likes of Liam Delap, Tyler Morton and Fabio Carvalho, while Scott Twine was a high-profile summer arrival before he moved on to Bristol City in January, and of course, Jaden Philogene came in from Aston Villa on a permanent deal.

Morton and Delap have both left the door open for potential returns to the MKM Stadium next season, while Carvalho has heaped praise on the club and Rosenior for reinvigorating his career after falling down the pecking order at Liverpool.

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Rosenior says the culture that has been built since Ilicali's 2022 takeover has helped the club attract some of the best young talent in English football, and will continue to do so this summer and beyond, particularly important given the amount of change that will be seen ahead of next term, whether or not the Tigers can secure their play-off berth on the final day at Plymouth.

"You want to build something is what I've said all along," he told Hull Live. "You're trying to build something in the long term here where we gain a reputation with young players, with senior players, that they want to come here and play their football and we've beaten other clubs (to those players).

"I know it surprised a lot of people in the summer when we beat a lot of clubs to some outstanding young players, but word spreads really quickly and it's really important for me as the manager, I always say this to players, that trust is the most important thing to me.

"Being honest and being open and working in a positive environment, allows you to do that. We want to make the play-offs, but if we do if we don't, I think it's been another very, very good season for this football club and it gives us a platform to kick on over the next few years."

Delap praised City for not opting to end his loan spell when the full extent of his injury became apparent in early January, and says he owes the club for that decision, and it's one Rosenior says was initiated by owner Acun Ilicali and vice-chairman Tan Kesler.

"I think that comes from Acun and Tan and the way that they operate, they care about people genuinely and when that filters through, it makes my job a lot easier as well, because we have to be aligned in our values as a football club of how we treat people," he continued.

"I have to give credit to Acun and Tan for making that decision. We felt it was the right thing to do, not just because it was Liam Delap, but he was fully engrossed and embedded in being a Hull City player. He cares so much and he still does now; he sees himself as a Hull City player.

"He doesn't see himself as a loan player, he wants to be successful here and it's very important that you show loyalty at the right time to the people who earn it.

"That's why they've (the loan players) come here. People will talk about finances like we have much more money than every other Championship club, we don't. We've got players who are here for the right reasons.

"We don't have the best training ground or the facilities, we don't have golf courses on our training ground or saunas, spas or swimming pools, but we've got good people. We've got people who care about each other and who try and maximise what they do every day. That's the type of club that I certainly want to be a part of and those players have wanted to be a part of."