Allan McGregor on the fence with 'Hull Tigers' issue

Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City scores the opening goal past Allan McGregor of Hull City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Hull City at the Etihad Stadium on August 31, 2013
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Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor says that he can see both sides of the dispute between club owner Assem Allam and the fans over the proposed name change.

Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor has towed a diplomatic line when asked about the supporters' dispute with owner Assem Allam.

The Egyptian wants to change the official name of the club to the Hull Tigers – a move that is staunchly opposed by the fans – and the Scottish shot-stopper has said that he can see both sides of the argument.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, McGregor said: "I can understand both points to be honest.

"The fans want the history and the heritage and everything that goes with that, and the owners want to make it a bigger global brand and I can see that, you know.

"Hopefully the owner stays and the fans get behind the team which is obviously the most important thing."

Allam has claimed that he would leave the club if the Football Association rejected his name-change plans.

Steve Bruce's side are currently 13th in the Premier League.

Hull striker and former Swansea player Danny Graham apologises to the Swansea fans after opening the scoring during the Barclays Premier league match between Swansea City and Hull City at the Liberty Stadium on December 9, 2013
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