Hull manager Phil Brown cancels training to take players for a walk
Having made a poor start to their second season in the Premier League - winning just once and sitting second bottom of the table - Brown is understood to have made the excursion in a bid to boost his side's spirits. The 50-year-old has been lambasted following Hull's 6-1 loss to Liverpool last weekend after he handed defender Liam Cooper his debut. Defending his decision to play the 18-year-old, who spent much of the afternoon chasing after Fernando Torres, Brown said: People can say it was madness or lunacy putting Liam in against the calibre of the forwards Liverpool boast. "[but] it was a catch 22 situation. If you'd asked him whether he wanted his debut at Anfield he would have said 'yes'." Meanwhile, Brown is said to be keen on signing Sol Campbell in the January transfer window in a bid to bolster his defence. The 35-year-old defender, now a free-agent having left Notts County after just one match, is not permitted to join another club until the new year under Fifa regulations.
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