Irvine himself had spoken ever since January – when interest was first shown in him from several clubs – that he was fully focused on Burton until something concrete came along.
“The style of play, maybe because we dominate the ball more rather than there being as much fighting as maybe previous teams have had, it doesn’t take anything away from that desperation we all have.
Could Hull City have a future England star on their books this season?
On that night, goals from Mile Jedinak and Tommy Oar ensured a first-up Australian victory.
“It seems like it’s going to be a smooth transition, hopefully.”
Socceroos star Jackson Irvine says team desperate to qualify for World Cup
Post-transfer deadline day: What is Hull City’s best XI? However despite scoring ten goals from midfield and winning the club’s Player of the Season award, Irvine insists a move away from the Pirelli Stadium was not in the forefront of his mind this summer.
The Australian international left the Brewers to join Hull City last week in a club-record deal for Albion.Dicko will lead the line for the Tigers, following the long-term lay-off of Abel Hernandez, and Irvine will battle for a spot in the middle of the park.
Hull City gives him the best chance of playing Premier League football in the near future.And with two wins and a draw from their opening five league games, Slutsky’s men have laid a decent foundation from which to build with these new signings ahead of the rest of the campaign, which for them begins at Derby County on Friday.
In the final few days of the summer transfer window, Hull City boss Leonid Slutsky found himself to be a busy man, tying up stunning deals for Jackson Irvine and Nouha Dicko of Burton Albion and Wolves respectively, as well as a loan deal for Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori.
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SOCCEROOS: Irvine calm amid transfer turmoil
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The Socceroos train at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Sunday.Source: AAP“It’s interesting, when people talk about getting to a World Cup and how we get there,” Irvine said.