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McKenna comes to Town

25 January 2013

Paul McKenna has become Graham Alexander’s fifth signing during the January transfer window.

Paul McKenna has become Graham Alexander’s fifth signing during the January transfer window.

The 35-year-old once again links up with the Town boss following their time at Preston North End. The duo were part of the 2000 Division One championship-winning squad and new Town goalkeeping coach David Lucas was also part of that successful side. The midfielder is pleased to join the League 2 newcomers. "It's a pleasure to be here, it's a great to come to a club that's got so much ambition. I've spoken to the manager and he's expressed where he wants the club to go and he's been backed by the Chairman and so it's an exciting time. "It's good he (Graham) thinks I can come in and improve the team. Obviously, I've not played for a couple of months whilst at Hull and so this is a great opportunity to put myself in the shop window and until then do the best I can for Fleetwood Town Football Club". McKenna has made over 600 appearances in his professional career, has not featured in a league game for Steve Bruce's Hull since a 2-1 victory against Wolves last November. The move to Highbury ends a Championship career spanning 13 years but it was square one in training today. "It was the basics - sorting the shape out and organisation practices which can only help the team on Saturday. I've no injuries at the minute and I’ve come here fully fit and so hopefully I can get a run out against Oxford". McKenna will wear shirt number 37. The ticket office opens at 9am on Saturday and Jim’s Sports Bar is open for home supporters from 12noon.

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