Hull V Barnsley at The KC Stadium : Match Preview

02 November 2012 02:01
Hull V Barnsley - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

No issues for Bruce

Hull manager Steve Bruce has no fresh injury concerns for the visit of Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.

Liam Rosenior picked up a knock in training earlier in the week but has since recovered and is available for selection.

Jack Hobbs, who is yet to feature this season due to injury, has resumed training with the first team this week but Saturday is likely to come too soon for him and he's not expected to make Bruce's squad.

Joining Hobbs on the sidelines are fellow long-term absentees defender Joe Dudgeon, midfielder Tom Cairney and forward Matty Fryatt, who all remain ruled out through injury.

The Tigers go into Saturday's clash at the KC Stadium searching for consecutive victories for the first time since September.

Barnsley manager Keith Hill has been boosted by several players returning from injury.

Jim O'Brien is set for a return to first-team action for the first time since the opening round of the Capital One Cup in August when he suffered a dislocated shoulder.

That match also represented Jim McNulty's last run out for Barnsley, but the defender has recovered from a groin problem and is in contention to make Hill's squad.

Portuguese midfielder Tony Silva is in line to make his Tykes debut. The 19-year-old moved to Oakwell from Liverpool in the summer but has since been hampered by a thigh injury.

As is former Egypt international Mido, who has battled with fitness problems since signing in June.

Source: PA

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- Panama 0 0
- Tunisia 0 0
- England 0 0