Hull City Secure Contract Extension With Local Talent

Hull City prospect Matty Jacob has finally penned down a new three-year contract after bursting onto the scene for the Tigers at the start of the year, the club have confirmed.

The young defender made his debut this season for Hull on New Year’s Day, becoming an important squad player while the Yorkshire outfit struggled with injuries but continue to make a push for the final playoff place.

Jacob has now signed a new three-year deal with an option for a 12-month extension, taking him to 2027 at the earliest. This was the player’s reward from the club for what has been a series of impressive performances.

After coming on for the first time during a capitulation from Liam Rosenior’s side against Sheffield Wednesday on New Year’s Day, the 22-year-old showed grit and determination during the half an hour he played throughout a team display that most City fans will be eager to forget.

Jacob’s full debut would come five days later in the FA Cup against Birmingham City, coming in at left back at a time when injuries had the squad looking desperately thin. The full-back eventually earned Hull City the replay in the 87th minute after an instinctive finish in the box earned him serious plaudits from fans.

Since then he has featured in some vintage Tigers performances, including 90 minutes during the smash and grab against Sunderland, coming on at the end to help ensure three points against promotion hopefuls Southampton.

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Since reinforcing the left back spot with Ryan Giles, Jacob hasn’t seen as many minutes as he’d have liked. However the talent is there for most Hull fans to observe, so seeing the local lad pen down a long-term deal is likely to put smiles on the faces of most club supporters.

Rosenior has made it a well-known point to his Hull City side that teamwork and comradery are valued. Players on the bench aren’t disheartened but instead are pushed to support the team, whilst earning their way back onto the teamsheet. Something Jacob will be happy to do given the conviction and local ties to the club.

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