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Steve Bruce backs Gedo for goals: This boy has got class

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Posted on September 8, 2013

manager Steve Bruce has backed Gedo to get the goals at the KC Stadium once again to help keep the Tigers in the Premier League.

Tigers boss Bruce re-signed the Egyptian striker on a season-long loan from ­Al-Ahly, just a few hours before the transfer window officially closed six days ago.

This is the 28-year-old’s second stint at the KC Stadium as he signed for Hull on a six-month loan deal last January, where he made an instant impact scoring five goals in his first six games to help the Tigers seal Premier League promotion.

In total Gedo scored five goals in 12 appearances for Hull last season as the goals dried up after the Egyptian striker aggravated an old foot injury. The striker continued to play with the knock, despite Al-Ahly club doctor Ehab Ali warning the club he should be rested for two months,  but it only further worsened the problem.

Bruce is confident Gedo will now find the goals in the Premier League: “This boy has got class. He is an ­international who has scored 17 goals in 33 games for his country, so we know all about his quality.

“We needed somebody to come in and give us some extra firepower, and Gedo provided that when he joined us on loan for the first time last season.

“He can do that again and be a big player for us this time around.

“Gedo will be able to cope with the ­Premier League – he just oozes class.”

Gedo will likely sit out of the Tigers clash with Cardiff City next weekend as the Egypt international, who will be rested in the World Cup qualifier against Guinea, isn’t fully match fit after being sidelined for three months following surgery on his foot.

The Egypt international penned a new three-year deal with Al-Ahly this ­summer to help negotiations to join the Tigers run smoothly, however, Gedo is keen to clinch a permanent switch to the KC Stadium and reports suggest Hull are ready to sign him for £1.8million if he proves to be a success in the Premier League.

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