Regan Slater discusses his Sheffield United future amid talk of Hull City return
Regan Slater, the Sheffield United midfielder, has admitted he would be open to a return to Hull City if the Blades’ new manager decides that his future lies elsewhere.
Slater, who came through United’s academy and became the youngest player to score in the club’s history when he netted in an EFL Trophy game at Grimsby, spent last season on loan at Hull as they won the League One title and impressed both Tigers fans and manager Grant McCann with his attitude and performances.
United are expected to invoke a clause to extend Slater’s contract by a further year, but Slater faces an uncertain summer with the identity of United’s next manager not yet known.
He was highly rated by former manager Chris Wilder, and it remains the dream of the boyhood Blade to establish himself in United’s midfield.
“It’s very nice to know when people are singing your praises,” Slater told HullLive of the support he received from Hull supporters.
“If it doesn’t work at Sheffield United then I’d love to see the fans in the KCOM.”
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Slater finished the season having played 34 games in all competitions for Hull, as they finished two points ahead of Peterborough United to seal the League One title under boss McCann.
“The calmness towards the end of the season and the belief he [McCann] had in the group to carry us through, I really enjoyed my time there,” Slater added.
“The lads were smiling. He was constantly telling us to enjoy playing, which always helps.”