Just over a week remains until Hull City's players return for pre-season training and prepare for life in the Championship following last season's promotion from League One.

One of those arriving at Cottingham for the first time will be Andy Cannon, the midfielder who joined the Tigers this week after leaving Portsmouth.

Cannon is one of three new arrivals so far in the summer, joining George Moncur and Thursday's signing Randell Williams, as McCann looks to build a squad capable of being competitive in the second tier.

The 25-year-old midfielder proved to be a popular figure at Fratton Park, so much so new Pompey boss Danny Cowley was keen to keep him in on the south coast.

Here, Hull Live speaks to Hampshire Live's Jonty Coleman to get the lowdown on their second summer acquisition...

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What will he bring?

The move for Andy Cannon will see him play in the Championship for the first time in his career. He can be versatile, having played both as a central midfielder and in the number 10 role. He has good energy, can win tackles and is capable of good stylish passing.

What sort of style of player is he?

There was a few concerns during his time at Pompey having played as a attacking midfielder rather unsuccessfully. When Kenny Jackett dropped Cannon into a deeper role next to Tom Naylor as part of a 4-4-2 system back in October, he found a good formula. He could run and do all the dirty work while Naylor kept things ticking next to him. His best role, I believe, is as a central midfielder, one that is given a license to roam and hunt down opposition players with his pressing, like a human Rottweiler.

Did Pompey want to keep him?

Danny Cowley was a fan of Cannon’s but never got to see the best of him, with Cannon having to play through a back injury during the final portion of the campaign. Although Cowley was a fan, there is a significant rebuild taking place at Fratton Park this summer and with Cannon wanting to move back up north to be nearer to where grew up, an exit for all parties made sense.

What sort of guy is he around the changing room?

He formed a good friendship with the likes of Roman Curtis and Marcus Harness, with the three often adding some flair and tricks into their pre-match rondos. I believe he also used to live with midfield colleague Naylor, it probably helped with their midfield dynamic at times. He also won’t shirk away from a tackle, that’s for sure.

What’s his biggest strength?

For me, it’s his tackling and workrate, although he can play an exciting pass and is a good dribbler too. I think George Honeyman was one of only a few players in League One with more successful tackles than Cannon last season.