Transfer Target Opts Out Of Move

Last updated : 25 January 2008 By Andy Beill
The 21-year-old has been linked with a move that would see Tigers centre back Sam Collins go to Victoria Park. But Brown says he doesn't want to leave Hartlepool, where he has a first team place and is finding his way in professional football. He's scored 19 goals for 'the Monkey Hangers' since making his debut in 2006, 11 of those goals going in this season.

City boss Phil Brown could make his second signing of the January transfer window after returning from the Dubai training trip today. Sunderland defender Stephen Wright is expected to join on loan with a view to a permanent deal.

Michael Bridges returns to the club after a loan spell with Sydney. However, the ex-Leeds striker - unfavoured by Phil Brown - could be set to return to Australia. Due to the A League's salary restrictions, he's more likely to join another club currently without a 'marquee' player allowed by the league to earn above the salary cap. Sydney already have Juninho on big wages.

Henrik Pedersen is also due to return to Hull. He's been training with Silkeborg in Denmark rather than with his teammates in Dubai due to "personal reasons", but should be available for City's game against Coventry on Tuesday.