Hull City boss Phil Brown is convinced he can turn Jozy Altidore into a world star. The 19-year-old striker rejoined his City team-mates yesterday after the USA celebrated qualification for South Africa next summer with a 2-2 draw against Costa Rica.

"It will take time but nothing will give me greater pleasure than seeing the internationals settle down and we can have a run of day-to-day coaching together," Brown told the Hull Daily Mail.

"If you count the days he's been here in the two months since he signed, it's probably only half of them here.

"I don't know the lad too well and he doesn't know me or the coaching staff.

"You've got to remember he's a 19-year-old boy and he's been shipped from pillar to post in the last couple of years.

"Hopefully now we can see him bed down and find himself a good home here."