Cairney has bright future – Boateng

Cairney only signed his first professional contract last summer but

he has already proved a big hit at the KC Stadium, alongside

Dutchman Boateng in the centre of midfield. The Tigers academy

graduate looks set for a long spell in the first team with

long-term absentee Jimmy Bullard still a long way off full fitness

and Boateng is confident the 19-year-old can play an important part

in Hull’s fight against relegation and then go on to star in the

limelight on the international stage. “He’s my boy, I like him a

lot,” said Boateng. “What pleases me is that when I give him the

ball, I can trust him with it. In the middle of the park there is

nothing more valuable than that. “Tom is a player who is going to

get a lot of publicity in the next few weeks from the press and

from our fans. I hope he stays grounded because he’s a tremendous

talent and if he works on his game, he’ll be an England

international – he’s that good.”