Last Updated: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:58
Hull boss Steve Bruce is excited about the potential of Conor Henderson as the youngster prepares to make his Tigers debut.
The 22-year-old began his career at Arsenal but saw his progress hampered by a succession of injuries and he was eventually released in the summer.
Bruce quickly took the midfielder on trial and after impressing in a couple of reserve team outings, signed a permanent contract earlier this month.
He has been included in the squad for Tuesday night's Capital One Cup clash with Championship side Huddersfield as Bruce looks to take a closer look at some of his squad players.
The former Sunderland boss is excited by the capture of Henderson and is hopeful he can finally realise his potential at the KC Stadium.
"Conor has signed a deal because we've liked what we've seen in him," Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail.
"We think he's someone that's going to be a late starter. He's had two serious knee injuries and already missed the best part of two years in his career.
"He's got a lovely left foot and likes to get the ball down and play, just as you'd expect from someone who's come through the system at Arsenal. It will be a good experience for him."
Have you an opinion on this story? Put your money where your mouth is and claim a free £25 bet.