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Hull boss Brown pays tribute to departing France

Hull City boss Phil Brown has paid tribute to departing defender Ryan France.

"I sincerely hope he gets a club where he can play regular football," Brown told the Hull Daily Mail.

"That's all he wants to do but he's been a great professional who deserves success.

"It's never nice to release any player. He's got to go home and tell his family he's not going to be offered a new contract.

"To have come through the divisions with the club, I guess it will disappoint supporters.

"He's got history with the club which is a rare thing in the modern game. Supporters will have an affinity and an affection for him but there can be no room for sentiment."

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