Midfielder Stewart signed for Hull City for a fee reputed to be £4m, amid the inevitable fire sale that followed relegation from the Premier League. He made his debut in late August 2017 at QPR and was injured within ten minutes. He spent the rest of the season drifting in and out of the starting XI, generally failing to impress as his obvious capabilities were hobbled by his tendency to cough up possession cheaply. He started his second season on the City bench, behind youngster Dan Batty in the midfield engine room, and continued in a support role before emerging as a reliable first team starter during City’s December uptick in form. This restored his reputation as a reliable midfield general, combining tough tackling with imaginative distribution, form that he took into 2019/20 with early season man of the match performances. He scored his first City goals at Luton in September 2019. As City slid out of the Championship following the COVID-19 lockdown Stewart remained largely blameless and left in July 2020 on expiry of his contract.
After six months out of the game attending to his property interests, Stewart joined League 1 side Blackpool in January 2021 on an 18 month contract. He played regularly as Blackpool stormed up the League One table and won the 2020/21 play-off final in May 2021, following Hull City into the Championship.
Born in Enfield, Stewart began his career at Tottenham Hotspur but by the age of 20 had failed to make any impression on the first team and switched to Liverpool. At Anfield he was loaned out several times and found himself an occasional participant in Jurgen Klopp’s first team during 2016 and 2017.
Date/Place of Birth: 7 September 1993, Enfield
Hull City First Game: 19 August 2017, Queens Park Rangers A (Championship), 23 years, 346 days old
Hull City Final Game: 22 July 2020, Cardiff City A (Championship), 26 years, 319 days old
Tottenham Hotspur (2010-2014), Crewe Alexandra (2013, loan), Liverpool (2014-2017), Cheltenham Town (2015, loan), Burton Albion (2015, loan), Swindon Town (2015-2016, loan), Hull City (2017-2020), Blackpool (2021-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 78 apps, 3 goalsKevin Stewart
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|2018/19||16 (11)||0||1 (0)||0||2 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|
|2019/20||21 (6)||3||-||-||0 (1)||0||-||-||-||-|