Steve Bruce offered a stirring defence of owner Assem Allam but remains desperate for the unseemly row over the club's name to go away
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Hull striker Matty Fryatt has joined Sheffield Wednesday on a one-month loan.
Fryatt has made just two appearances for the Tigers this season, both in the Capital One Cup, and manager Steve Bruce has been eager to get him a short-term deal to build match sharpness.
Matty needs to go somewhere and play. One game a month in a cup competition is not enough," said Bruce.
"He needs to go and play four, five, six games in the Championship.
"He could do with that and it could do him the world of good."
Hull manager Steve Bruce is worried the early rounds of the Capital One Cup are becoming akin to a series of glorified friendlies.
Bruce's side were 1-0 winners over Huddersfield in Tuesday night's third-round clash at the KC Stadium, but it was an occasion that left Bruce uninspired.
– Hull manager Steve Bruce.
It was a comfortable evening for us but it was, if I'm being honest, like watching paint dry.
It was more like a friendly than a cup tie, but that's what the early rounds of the cup have turned into now; it's a shame but there you have it.
There was no real cohesion to us, it was both managers throwing 11 bodies on the pitch really.
Once you lose that cohesion there was no real tempo to it because of what it was.
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