Hull City boss Phil Brown isn't planning any surprises for their Premiership preseason programme.

City will travel to Italy for a pre-season training campaign at the ski resort of Bormio, as they did last season, as well as a variety of friendlies, including a trip to Hearts and a visit of Spanish side Osasuna.

Brown said: "I think we will prepare in the same way as we did last year.

"We're taking the boys to a training camp so the preparation will be pretty similar.

"I'm trying to improve the ranks in terms of the quality of the squad."