Shane Long will make his Hull debut at Crystal Palace on Tuesday, nearly five months after being won over by manager Steve Bruce.
– Hull striker Shane Long
It was a weird one (in September). I think there was 10 hours from finding out about the deal to get it done and it got pulled a the last minute.
I tried to be as professional as I could be. I was a West Brom player and I think anyone there would tell you I gave my all on the pitch and trained hard every day.
But it was hard to try and get it out of your head.
I think it was always in the back of my mind that West Brom wanted to sell up and I was lucky that a club like Hull were interested.
After meeting the manager (Bruce), he left a good impression on me and I wanted to play for him.