Hull City boss Brown won't risk £5m Bullard at West Ham unless he is ready

16 February 2010 02:16
Hull City manager Phil Brown says he will not gamble on Jimmy Bullard for the crunch Barclays Premier League relegation clash against West Ham on Sunday unless the midfielder is fully fit.

Bullard has returned to full training following two months out with his latest knee injury but Brown will not be forced into risking Bullard at Upton Park.

The Tigers boss left Bullard out of Monday night's reserve team fixture for fear of him suffering a setback.

Back in training: But Jimmy Bullard may not be used for Hull against West Ham

Brown said: 'It's still very early stages of Jimmy's comeback. 'He has been out on the training ground with the first team and been floating around in training situations.

'He's feeling his way back in at the minute and the players, more than anyone, are aware of what he's capable of.

'Everyone at this club wants Jimmy Bullard playing as soon as possible, but it's still far too early in the week to make a decision over Saturday.'

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Source: Daily_Mail