David Meyler (right) has been ruled out of the play-off games against Bosnia after picking up a knee injury in training. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler has been ruled out of both European Championship play-off games against Bosnia and Herzegovina and will al(...)

David Meyler scores for Hull City in their Capital One Cup tie against  Swansea City at KC Stadium. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Capital One Cup review: Manchester City heaped more misery on Dick Advocaat’s Sunderland as they eased to a 4-1 win at the Stadium of Light. Manuel Pe(...)

Hull City’s Jake Livermore: escapes two-year ban which is the customary sanction for professional footballers testing positive for a Class A drug.Photograph: Grtty Images

Jake Livermore is set to avoid suspension by the English Football Association after testing positive for cocaine following a random drug test. The gam(...)

 Norwich’s attempts to sign Robbie Brady in a cut-price deal have been labelled “embarrassing” by Hull manager Steve Bruce. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA

Norwich’s attempts to sign Robbie Brady in a cut-price deal have been labelled “embarrassing” by the Hull City manager Steve Bruce. Norwich want to a(...)

Robin Van Persie joined Manchester United in 2012. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

MARCUS CHRISTENSON Fenerbahce have reached an agreement with Manchester United over the transfer of Robin van Persie to the Turkish club for a fee of(...)

Irish international Stephen Quinn has joined Reading. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish international Stephen Quinn has signed a three-year deal with Championship side Reading, joining them on a free transfer after three years with (...)

LONDON, ENGLA Paul McShane has been released by Hull City. Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Hull City have released six players following their relegation from the Premiership, and among them is Irish defender Paul McShane. Manager Steve Bruc(...)

Hull City manager Steve Bruce looks dejected after his side was relegated at the KC Stadium  yesterday. Photograph:  Andrew Yates/Reuters

They began the afternoon cheering and ended it in the same admirable manner despite having just witnessed their team being relegated. The Hull City s(...)

Hull City have been relegated to the Championship following a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at the KC Stadium. Photograph: Getty

Hull City 0 Manchester United 0 Farewell then, for now, Hull City. Steve Bruce’s game but toothless Tigers claimed the final relegation spot at(...)

“A great pro, his nice, self-deprecating sense of humour concealing a steely resolve to get the job done. Steve was up for every game . . . if you were to create the perfect club captain it would be Brucey,” said Roy Keane of former Manchester United team-mate Steve Bruce.  Photograph: Ryan Browne/PA.

In the passage behind the pressroom, where the heat and scrutiny had been intense, Steve Bruce stared downwards as he spoke. He looked pale and forlor(...)