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Finally, a close cut for Hull midfielder Huddlestone!

Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone is ready for a new start in 2014 after getting his first haircut in more than two-and-a-half years, reports SkySports. The former Tottenham player has been growing out his afro in aid of Cancer Research UK, having vowed not to have it clipped until he next scored a goal.

Stylist Lance Lowe, Huddlestone's favourite London hairdresser, had travelled north specifically for the job.

"I'm feeling good. I'm feeling a little bit colder but thankfully the haircut is out of the way now," Huddlestone told Sky Sports News.

"Obviously I've set out what I achieved to do which was to raise a little bit of awareness for the charity and finally get a haircut. There was stages when I thought I had jinxed myself and that I would never score.

"I trusted the barber to do what he wanted with a little bit of guidance from me and he's handled it fairly well to be fair.

"I had a couple of requests on Twitter for a Mr T Mohican but have decided not to go as drastic as that. It is a big moment and one we want to do properly.

"The target was £70,000. At the final whistle against Fulham it was £12,000 so that has trebled in three days and hopefully we'll still be able to reach our original target.

"Fair play to the public, I'd like to thank them for raising the awareness and pledging their money.

"Hopefully my next cut won't be as long coming now and I hope someone else will do the same now because it's a good cause."

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