As widely reported over the weekend, Dan Crowley has today completed his expected loan move to Hull City until the end of the season.
The 23 year old has likely played his last game for Blues as his two year contract expires in the summer. The Coventry born attacking midfielder has only featured four times this season for Aitor Karanka’s side, his last appearance coming in the 1-0 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in mid October.
Crowley looked an exciting acquisition arriving from Dutch Eredivisie side Willem II for a reported £750,000 in the summer of 2019. Making 38 appearances in his debut season at St Andrews. He was a regular in the 2019/2020 season under Pep Clotet scoring a solitary goal and providing 5 assists from an advanced midfield position.
Since Karanka’s arrival at the club in the summer, Crowley has found himself down the pecking order following the signing’s of Ivan Sanchez, Jon Toral, Riley McGree and Alen Halilovic. Given the clubs uninspiring first half of the season many feel Crowley has been hard done being frozen out by Karanka.
Twitter: Sad to see Crowley go to Hull. Still think he should have had more of a chance this season (@LeeAHinton95)
Twitter: Genuinely still baffled we are letting Crowley go. Don’t think he’s been given a fair crack this year and don’t bel… https://t.co/jUyZCLNQyP (@_LukeStokes_)
Twitter: Crowley going home then, just in time to play against us. I feel Karanka is getting this wrong letting him go (@ddFrancis88)
Promotion chasing Hull who sit in second place in League one look to have pulled off a real coup beating off reported interest from Crowley’s home town club Coventry City. Grant McCann will hope Crowley can rediscover his form and help guide the Tigers back to the Championship at the first attempt following their relegation in July.
There is an option for an extra year’s extension to Crowley’s contract in the summer, have we seen the last of him in royal blue?