Former Carlisle United midfielder Regan Slater has made a transfer window move.

The 22-year-old has returned to Hull City from Sheffield United.

Slater, who had previously had a loan spellΒ with the Tigers, has now made a permanent switch for an undisclosed fee.

The battling midfielder, who has signed a two-and-a-half year deal, becomes the first signing under new ownership at Hull, with Acun Ilicali having recently taken over.

He joins a side sitting 19th in the Championship, having left the 12th-placed Blades.

And his move comes despite the sacking of manager Grant McCann yesterday

Slater has spent the early stages of his career gaining loan experience, with Carlisle providing the Sheffield-born player his first regular taste of first-team football.

He made 41 appearances under John Sheridan and Steven Pressley in the 2018/19 season, scoring two goals - both in an impressive showing at Swindon Town as United won 4-0.

He has since been on loan at Scunthorpe United and Hull.

"I’d been waiting on it since the summer. This is where I wanted to be and I’m delighted to be back," Slater said of his Hull move.

β€œLast season, I worked towards getting Hull to the Championship and I feel like I deserve my shot at seeing what I can do [at this level].

β€œI’m ready to kick on with my career."