Honduras defender Figueroa joins Hull City from Wigan

Reuters, Monday 17 Jun 2013

Maynor Figueroa to play in newly-promoted club Hull City next season

Maynor Figueroa
Maynor Figueroa (Photo: Reuters)

Honduras defender Maynor Figueroa has joined newly-promoted Hull City from relegated Wigan Athletic on a two-year deal, the Premier League club said on Monday.

 The announcement reunites the 30-year-old left back with City manager Steve Bruce, who first signed him while manager of Wigan in 2008.

"When the team were playing the final few games in the Championship, I paid close attention to the results because I wanted Steve Bruce to achieve promotion," he told the City website.

"I was happy for him to earn the success. He is a great manager and I'm looking forward to working with him again.

"I watched the Cardiff game and after the final whistle, I turned to my wife and said, 'Hull could be an option for me next year'," added the player, who was out of contract at Wigan.

 Hull won automatic promotion on May 4 after a dramatic 2-2 draw with champions Cardiff City on the final day of the Championship (second tier) season. FA Cup winners Wigan were relegated 10 days later.

 Figueroa missed the Cup final at Wembley and Wigan's last four Premier League games due to a groin injury.

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