Hull City has confirmed the signing of experienced winger, March Pugh, on loan from A.F.C. Bournemouth. This is a strategic move on the part of head coach, Nigel Adkins, in an effort to reinforce the squad’s attacking ranks. Marc Pugh joins Hull City F.C. until the end of the season and has been allocated squad number eight.
In his statement after joining the Tigers, 31-year-old Pugh said, “I’m ecstatic about the new challenge ahead. I’ve met the gaffer and the rest of the squad; and the team unity is something that shone through straight away.”
He added, “The team has been on a great run recently and it is a team that fights for each other all the way. I’m really looking forward to being a part of that.”
Early Years and Rising up the Ranks
Mark Pugh received his start through the youth system at Burnley where he subsequently moved into the National League, which came during a loan spell with Kidderminster in 2005/2006.
This was Pugh’s first taste of senior football and by the end of his loan season he progresses up to League Two when he was signed to Bury. The move saw Pugh become a regular first team player, taking to the pitch 41 times during the 2006/2007 campaign.
In the summer of 2007, Pugh made the move to Shrewsbury, despite being offered an improved deal from Bury. He was on Shrewsbury’s books for a period of two years. During this time he played on loan with Luton Town and Hereford United.
He became a permanent squad fixture with Hereford United during the 2009/2010 season. It was this season that saw Pugh level up his game in earnest, displaying excellent technical form and scoring 13 goals in 46 appearances.
Making a Name at Bournemouth
Pugh joined the south coast club of Bournemouth in the summer of 2010, making more than 300 appearances during his time there.
He scored six goals in his first 14 games, an impressive start to his maiden season playing for the Cherries, and must have felt just about the same as winning a jackpot playing real money online pokies. T
he following year saw Pugh clinch a dozen goals in a mid-table side. During their 2012/2013 campaign, Bournemouth finished as League One runner-up which sealed their promotion to the Championship.
Having signed a new contract during that season, Pugh adapted well to the demands of playing in a higher division. During this period, the Cherries squad, along with Pugh, were primed for another step up the ranks.
Pugh played an important part in Bournemouth’s ascent to the Premier League. He scored nine times in 44 games, including a hat-trick in an exhilarating 8-0 win against Birmingham City.
Another feather in Pugh’s cap was an away goal scored at West Ham which helped push his side to their first top flight win.
The 20015/2016 season saw him make 30 appearances and he remained a regular for Eddie Howe’s men in top flight for the following two seasons.