Hull City have confirmed that they have signed striker Mallik Wilks on loan from Barnsley until the end of the season.
Hull City Sign Striker Mallik Wilks on Loan
Reuniting With Grant McCann
Wilks is a familiar face to current Hull City manager Grant McCann, having played for the Tigers boss at Doncaster Rovers last season.
The 21-year-old enjoyed a terrific season at the Keepmoat Stadium, scoring 16 times and registering nine assists for his team-mates.
His goals helped Rovers reach the League One play-off semi-finals, where they were knocked out by Charlton Athletic.
Wilks was only on loan at Doncaster and returned to his former club Leeds United.
However, he earned a permanent move to fellow Championship side Barnsley during the summer transfer window, where he has scored just once in 16 appearances.
Aiming for the Play-Offs
Wilks acknowledged Hull’s ambition of reaching the play-offs at the end of this season when speaking to the official Hull City website. He said: “I know this club is aiming for the play-off places and that is the challenge that we face for the remainder of the season. It’s a challenge that I’m really looking forward to.”
Wilks continued, saying: “I’m delighted to be here and I can’t wait to get started with Hull City.
“I played under Grant McCann at Doncaster Rovers last season and there are a few other familiar faces here, too, so I’ve already been made to feel very welcome.
The Tigers currently sit 11th in the Championship on 39 points, just three points off of the last play-off spot.
Grant McCann will be hoping that his side can take advantage of their run of fixtures in the coming weeks. They face Derby County, before hosting Chelsea in the FA Cup and Huddersfield in the league.