Former Reading striker Billy Sharp is returning to English football following his short-term stint in America.

Scoring six goals in 12 appearances for LA Galaxy, the Championship veteran is set to join Hull City on a deal until the end of the season.

Now 37, the Sheffield United legend is the top scorer in the history of the second tier, and helped the Blades win promotion twice to the Premier League.

The forward had a short-term loan spell with the Royals in 2013, scoring twice in 10 appearances.

He now links up with former Reading defender Liam Rosenior, who is manager at the MKM Stadium.

Yet to be confirmed on official club channels, the former Royals full-back told HullLive that the deal has been completed.

"Yeah, it's done," he said. "He's going to be a Hull City player on the first of January and he's already started training with us."

EFL rules mean the veteran will not be eligible until January 1, likely to make his Tigers debut in the FA Cup.