Dutch defender Jordy de Wijs has been named as the new captain of Hull City.

The 25-year-old moved to the English Championship side back in 2018 from PSV Eindhoven and has established himself as a key part of their squad, making 60 appearances.

De Wijs has now been appointed the club’s new captain by Head Coach Grant McCann.

He told the club’s website, “It’s nice that the gaffer has the confidence in me to take on this role. I’m still going to be the same player and same team-mate for everyone but I think that this role suits me and I’m the right person to take it on.

“Now is the right time for me to take on a bit more responsibility and do a bit extra to make sure everything goes well.

“As soon as the gaffer came to me, I was so proud. Ever since I first came here, I’ve felt at home. I’ve been here for two years now so I think that this honour shows the development I have made during my time here.

“I know we weren’t in a good run of form before the league was suspended and everyone has already written us off, but now is the time for us to show just how good we are and how good we can be.

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