On-loan Sunderland winger Elmohamady eyes Premier League return at Hull

Ahmed Elmohamady
Ahmed Elmohamady

AHMED ELMOHAMADY is already targeting promotion with Hull City after making an electric start to his reunion with ex-Sunderland boss Steve Bruce.

Elmohamady has started every game for the Tigers since arriving at the KC Stadium on a season-long loan from Sunderland just 24 hours before the transfer deadline.

The Egyptian winger scored his first Hull goal and made two more in Tuesday night’s 3-2 victory at Leeds United to keep Bruce’s side fourth in the table, just a point adrift of leaders Blackburn Rovers.

Elmohamady wanted to remain in the Premier League if he was forced to leave the Stadium of Light to get first-team football after falling down the pecking order following Martin O’Neill’s appointment last season.

But the prospect of working with Bruce, along with Hull’s Egyptian owners, persuaded Elmohamady to drop into the Championship and he is confident of what lies ahead this season.

Elmohamady said: “As a manager, he (Bruce) is a great man. His personality is great and I like him as a man.

“I came to Hull to play and because the manager knows me. Now I am back with him and I believe we can get better and better to take us up to the Premier League.

“I want to play and the manager gives me that chance. Hopefully, I can get better and better all the time.

“I just wanted to come here. It was a big decision, but I wanted to play. I hope to play every game and get back in the Premier League.

“This is a very good team, a very good manager and a very good owner. We also have very good fans. It is a club I like.

“These are clever players and when you have those you can attack a lot. You can score goals. We can achieve good things.”

Hull have won all three games with Elmohamady in the side and they head to Leicester on Sunday looking for a fourth successive victory.

“To go to a place like Leeds and beat a strong team makes us all very happy,” added Elmohamady.

“Hopefully we can get a fourth win at Leicester. That is what is important now.

“The three wins have been very good ones. We have shown that we are good players. We also have a great manager and things have started to happen.

“But we now must forget about those three games. They are gone.”

Meanwhile, James McFadden’s agent has confirmed the Scotland international would be eager to join Sunderland if he was offered a contract.

The Echo revealed yesterday how free agent McFadden has been training at the Academy of Light last week, following his release by Everton at the end of last season.

“He is training with Sunderland at the moment and hopefully he will join them if that is an option,” said McFadden’s representative Rob Segal.

“It is a great club, but I don’t know where we stand at the moment.

“We will wait and see what happens over the next few days.”