McCauley Snelgrove has impressed onlookers during pre-season, featuring for the Hull City first team against Scunthorpe United and at Sunderland on Friday night.
The young forward has also played in all three of the Tigers’ Under-23 warm-up matches, scoring in two with his latest coming in the 4-2 defeat at Bridlington Town on Saturday afternoon, just hours after coming off the bench on Wearside.
Like Olly Green and Josh Hinds who have also played a part in Grant McCann’s squad, Snelgrove is keen to use the Under-23s as a platform to develop and continue to impress when afforded the opportunity.
“It’s been great to play against men,” Snelgrove told City's website.
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“Men’s football is so much stronger and quicker because you’ve got big men pressing you rather than fellow academy players. It’s a good task and there’s a variety of styles teams can play.
“Recently, I’ve been very grateful for the opportunity to play in the first team. It’s my hometown club and I just want to make an impression.
“I thought I did well at Scunthorpe United and I thought we did well at Sunderland despite the result. Every minute I play in the first-team I’m grateful for and I just need to push on now and get as many minutes as I can this season, starting with Wolves next week.”
Meanwhile City’s Under-23s schedule for the new Professional Development League campaign has been confirmed.
Andy Dawson’s young Tigers will play six games at York City’s LNER Stadium with the remaining five home outings played at the MKM Stadium between this month and May.
They kick their campaign off at Loftus Road against QPR on August 17 with their first home display coming the following Monday against Millwall in York.
Dawson's men will bring the curtain down on their season with a trip to The Valley to face Charlton Athletic on May 2.