Long sold on Tigers in September

Shane Long will make his Hull debut at Crystal Palace on Tuesday, nearly five months after being won over by manager Steve Bruce.

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.

– Hull striker Shane Long