Republic of Ireland defender Paul McShane has signed a new two-year deal with newly-promoted Hull.
“I’m delighted to sign a new deal,” McShane told Hull's website.
“Last season was such a great season and then I got offered the new contract. I couldn’t wait to come in and get it signed and now I can just get on with looking forward to the new season.
“I’m really looking forward to testing myself in the Premier League again. When we got relegated from the top flight in 2010, it was always my aim to get back up there (with Hull City).
“Now I’ve got the opportunity to play up there again. I’ll admit there were times when I didn’t think it would happen, but we had such a great season last year and we’re back up there now.”
McShane has made 98 appearances for the Tigers having initially joined the club on loan in 2008 and is now looking forward to the next chapter of his career at the KC Stadium.
“I’m all ready to go again,” added the defender.
“It’s certainly been a rollercoaster ride over the last few years, but that’s what a football career is and deep down I’ve enjoyed the majority of it.
“It’s time to prepare for the next part of it now and look forward to the new season. I’m sure the first two or three weeks will be tough but I can’t wait to get into it.”
Meanwhile Hull have shelved a move for Burnley striker Charlie Austin after he failed a medical.
The Tigers had looked to be closing in on a deal for the 24-year-old, who scored 28 goals last season, as he underwent checks last night.
However, the medical revealed a problem and Hull decided to pull the plug on the proposed transfer.