Dishon Bernard says 'it's been a pleasure' after loan spell at Hull City comes to an end

The Football League season has come to an end, moving into the play-offs across the divisions. For teams outside the top places, their campaigns for 2021/22 are over.

One of these are Hull City, who finished 19th of 24 teams in the Championship, meaning Manchester United loanee Dishon Bernard’s spell at the club is over.

Bernard has spent the season on loan at Hull, and told fans ‘it’s been a pleasure’, adding that he has grown a lot on and off the pitch during his spell at the club.

The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Salford City in League Two, before making the step up to the Championship this season.

Bernard says ‘its’ been a pleasure’

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Bernard ended the season with 28 appearances for Hull, of which 26 were starts. 24 of these starts came in the Championship.

The defender’s season began better than it ended. A managerial change hurt his progress at a time when he had been thriving. Under Grant McCann he had even won one of Hull’s player of the month awards.

Shota Arveladze was appointed by Hull at the end of January, and Bernard was only picked to start two league games after that.

Arveladze only brought Bernard off the bench once, leaving him as an unused substitute 13 times, and he did not make the bench for the final game of the season.

Up until the Georgian took over, Bernard had been having a good season, playing in central defence and also filling in at right-back.

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United signed Bernard to a contract running to 2024 last summer, with the player agreeing the deal before he went out on loan.

It is unclear what his future will hold, and United may consider bids for him in the summer. His strong early season performances should generate some interest, proving he could cut it at Premier League level, while a performance in the FA Cup against Everton also received praise.

As it stands, Bernard is scheduled to return to United for pre-season, and will wait to be told whether he will be included on the club’s pre-season tour. A season of ups and downs on loan will have taught him to be prepared for either outcome.

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