957 Paul McKenna

Biography

In July 2011 midfield tough tackler McKenna signed a two year contract for Nigel Pearson’s City as part of the club’s post-Premier League rebuilding phase.  He was a first XI mainstay throughout his first season, under both Pearson and his successor Nicky Barmby.  In his second season under Steve Bruce he fell rapidly out of favour after a stupid red card in the League Cup against lower leaguers Doncaster Rovers.  He barely played for the Tigers again and left in the Summer of 2013 after a loan spell at Fleetwood Town.

Hailing from Eccleston near Chorley, McKenna joined Preston North End as a junior and spent thirteen years in the first team, the last two as club captain.  In 2009 Nottingham Forest paid three quarters of a million pounds for the experienced McKenna, installing him as captain and building the side around his nuggety capabilities.  He was released after two seasons at the City Ground to sign for the Tigers.

On leaving the Tigers, McKenna had a short stint at non-league Bamber Bridge before retiring from the game.  He has since undertaken a coaching role at local side Longridge Town.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 20 October 1977, Eccleston
Hull City First Game: 5 August 2011, Blackpool H (Championship), 33 years, 289 days old
Hull City Final Game: 5 January 2013, Leyton Orient H (FA Cup Third Round), 35 years, 77 days old

Clubs

Preston North End (1993-2009), Nottingham Forest (2009-2011), Hull City (2011-2013), Fleetwood Town (2013, loan), Bamber Bridge (2014-2015)

Hull City Record

Career: 55 apps, 0 goals

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