Sonko fits the bill for Brown
Published : 02 Sep 2009 13:59:00
Hull boss Phil Brown is confident new loan recruit Ibrahima Sonko is the right man to replace player of the year Michael Turner. Sonko arrived on a season-long loan from Stoke on transfer deadline day and became the Tigers' seventh signing of the summer transfer window. The 28-year-old Senegal international has big shoes to fill after Turner joined Premier League rivals Sunderland. But Brown believes Sonko can fill the void and told the Hull Daily Mail: "We were trying to look for quality to replace Michael and I think we've found it. "It's a year-long loan with a view to a permanent so he could be hungry to prove a point to Stoke and to Tony Pulis to win a contract here. "He's a player who's been on our radar for a number of years. I've sought a number of references for him and he's got a good strong character that I'm sure will help us."