Youth team product Batty made his City debut in a League Cup tie at Doncaster Rovers in August 2017, after having been an unused substitute in earlier League games. In October 2017 he was loaned to Halifax Town to get a month of first team experience. After sitting on the bench for a few games Batty made a promising League debut at Brentford in the last fixture of 2017/18.
He started 2018/19 in City’s first team engine room and immediately became a part of Nigel Adkins first team plans as the gaffer plotted an unlikely assault on the Championship’s upper reaches. In the opening fixture of 2019/20 at Swansea Batty scored his first goal for the Tigers and was a first team semi-regular in Grant McCann’s oft-rotated high-octane midfield group. Dan remained committed to the cause despite City’s descent to the lower reaches of the Championship table and when the league resumed after the 2020 coronavirus pandemic it was Batty who stepped forward with powerful displays that earned him a year extension on his contract. He started 2020/21 on the fringes of the first team again, but performed well when selected in Cup competitions.
However as the season wore on Dan was an increasingly peripheral figure and he left the Tigers on the final day of the January 2021 transfer window, joining Fleetwood Town on an initial six month contract. Within two months he was impressing Fleetwood boss Simon Grayson and was offered an extended contract to 2023, going on to make 17 starts in the reaminder of the 2020/21 season.
Date/Place of Birth: 10 December 1997, Pontefract
Hull City First Game: 22 August 2017, Doncaster Rovers A (League Cup Round 2), 19 years, 255 days old
Hull City Final Game: 12 January 2021, Fleetwood Town H (EFL Trophy Third Round), 23 years, 33 days old
Hull City (2014-2021), Halifax Town (2017, loan), Fleetwood Town (2021-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 79 apps, 1 goalsDaniel Batty
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|2018/19||22 (5)||0||1 (0)||0||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|
|2019/20||19 (11)||1||1 (0)||0||1 (1)||0||-||-||-||-|
|2020/21||2 (4)||0||1 (0)||0||2 (0)||0||-||-||4 (0)||0|