Brown could be a loan arranger

City manager Brown is currently having to accommodate the loss of

the top-flight’s current player of the month, Jimmy Bullard, due to

a left knee injury. Bullard, 31, is not expected back until the end

of January while Seyi Olofinjana and Kamel Ghilas will miss several

weeks due to the African Nations Cup. With restrictions set by the

club’s financial situation, however, funds will not be readily

available to bolster the squad during next month’s transfer window.

“We have looked at the fixtures and it will be a long six weeks, it

could become eight weeks,” said Brown, referring to Bullard’s

absence. “But the January window opens and there may be an

opportunity to bring one or two loans in to strengthen the squad.

“I will be talking long and hard with the chairman and the owner

with regard the January transfer window.” Hull are currently 16th

in the Premier League, three points above the drop zone, but face

Arsenal, champions Manchester United and current leaders Chelsea in

their next four matches.