The last 12 months have been tough for Danny Graham who has gone from being golden boy and record signing at Swansea to misfiring first team regular at Sunderland.
But after falling out of favour at the Stadium of Light, the striker has been given one more chance to impress after sealing a season long loan move to Hull City.
Graham has failed to net for The Black Cats since moving to the club in January from Swansea and wasn’t considered a part of the starting line-up by Paolo Di Canio.
With The Tigers keen to land a striker with experience in the Premier League, Graham will hope that he can recapture the form that helped Swansea survive in their debut season in the top flight.
Hull are still thought to be carrying a lot of momentum after getting promoted last season and this is what Graham hopes will kickstart his Premier League career. When speaking to The Sun, the striker declared that “I’m delighted. It’s great to come to a club where everybody is on a high after winning promotion and I’ve only heard good things about this club.”
“I know I’m coming to a good club with a top manager, a fantastic stadium and some very good players,” he added.
The situation is not too dissimilar from what Graham experienced when he joined Swansea City 2 years ago where he helped the club achieve a strong mid-table finish at the end of the season.
During that campaign, Graham netted 12 goals in 36 games finishing as the clubs top scorer at the end of the season.
But since then, the 27 year old striker has struggled to regain consistent form and only netted 3 times for Swansea before he made the £5m pound switch to Sunderland in January.
Paolo Di Canio’s appointment at Sunderland has heralded a lot of changes at the club with many players being sold or sent out on loan to other clubs.
With a host of players having already signed at the Stadium of Light, it seemed likely that Graham would endure most of the season on the subs bench.
But by securing the loan to Hull, it is a move which will be a positive impact for all involved in the move as they look to be fully charged and ready to ensure survival in the Premier League for yet another season.