Midfielder Andy Cannon joined Hull City in June 2021, adding pace and guile to Grant McCann’s newly promoted Championship squad. Cannon made his debut on the first day of the season and scored a late goal from a Tom Eaves’ back-heel in a fabulous 4-1 victory at Preston. He came off the bench a handful of times in the opening weeks of the season and with the Tigers struggling for form back in the Championship Andy was handed his first start by McCann in a rain-swept late-September match against Blackpool. However as the season wore on injuries and the former of others kept Andy out of the first team and in March 2022 he joined Conference National side Stockport County on loan with a view to assisting the Hatters in their campaign to win promotion back to the Football League.
At the start of the 2022/23 season Cannon proved a useful support to Shota Arveladze’s first team midfield as a string of injuries meant options were limited – Cannon’s work ethic was unquestionable and he contributed manfully to the cause. After failing to make City’s 25-man Championship squad at the end of August Cannon served the reserves side until his transfer in December 2022.
Andrew Francis Cannon was born at Ashton-under-Lyme in Greater Manchester and came through the junior ranks at Rochdale. He made his League debut against Leyton Orient in September 2014 and scored his first senior goal two years later against Peterborough United. He played as holding midfielder and full back throughout his four and a half years at Spotland, by January 2019 he had earned a move to League One side Portsmouth, attracting a £150,000 fee. He made 128 senior appearances for Rochdale and scored 6 goals.
Cannon was used sparingly by Portsmouth during the remainder of the 2018/19 season but in the 2019/20 season he became an important part of Pompey’s first team squad, playing in a more attacking midfield role. In two and a half years at Fratton Park Cannon made 79 senior appearances for Portsmouth and scored 3 goals prior to his move to Hull City.
In December 2022 Andy joined Conference National title contenders Wrexham, rekindling his football career and commencing his football documentary career in one move.
Date/Place of Birth: 14 March 1996, Ashton-under-Lyme
Hull City First Game: 7 August 2021, Preston North End A (Championship), 25 years, 146 days old
Hull City Final Game: 30 August 2022, Queens Park Rangers A (Championship), 26 years, 169 days old
Rochdale (2014-2019), Portsmouth (2019-2021), Hull City (2021-2022), Stockport County (2022, loan), Wrexham (2022-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 17 apps, 1 goalsAndy Cannon
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