Player News - Hull City

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Hull City will have to continue to skimp by at the forward position with Abel Hernandez set for hernia surgery.

The striker was set to return this week from a groin injury that has kept him out for the last month, but Hull City manager Mike Phelan confirmed Hernandez will need a minor operation to repair a hernia: "Abel will be out for three weeks. He has recovered from the groin problem but he needs a hernia operation and he’ll have that this week." Without Hernandez and Will Keane, who is ruled out for the season, Phelan can't even turn to the first team's only fit striker as Dieumerci Mbokani is serving a three-match ban for violent conduct, which means Adama Diomande looks to be the club's only option for the next two matches.
Dec 7 - 7:57 AM

Hull City centre-back Curtis Davies has pleaded for reinforcements in the January transfer window to save the Tigers from the drop.

Hull now sit 19th in the league table, just above Swansea, after a poor patch of form which has included 8 defeats in ten league games. Their defeat to Middlesbrough was one of the most dour affairs of the season, with Hull only mustering up 2 shots on target and 39% possession at the Riverside in the 1-0 loss. They held off and stayed in their own half for most of the game, seemingly looking for a draw from the first whistle. Davies and Dawson were commanding and strong in defence throughout the game, ensuring that only Ramirez's moment of quality decided the tie. However going forward, Hull had no ability to hold possession and couldn't create anything of note until their late rally. Hull's first shot on target came in the 92nd minute -that's how subdued the Tigers were. Davies needs knows that the Hull squad enters the festive period paper-thin, he says they need to add to their 3 deadline day acquisitions in August in order to survive.
Source: BBC Sport
Dec 6 - 1:10 PM

Hull City lost 1-0 at Middlesbrough on Monday and as a result remains second-bottom in the Premier League table.

Hull struggled throughout the match at Middlesbrough but looked better after the introduction of Tom Huddlestone and Jarrod Bowen, and almost stole a point through Adama Diomande in injury time. However, Diomande was denied from distance by Victor Valdes and on the resulting Robert Snodgrass corner failed to get a touch on a flick-on at the far post. Despite the late surge against the run of play, Hull City were unable to overcome former midfielder Gaston Ramirez's 60th-minute goal and suffered their third-straight defeat. The loss leaves Mike Phelan's side in the drop zone ahead of their fixture at the KC Stadium with Crystal Palace next weekend.
Dec 5 - 6:42 PM

Hull City are set to give 19 year old striker Jarrod Bowen his first Premier League start on Monday night after injuries have ruled out most other options.

Bowen has been around the fringes of the first team squad of late having appeared in the league, EFL Cup and FA Cup for the club already. He has been consistently scoring for the Hull Development Squad scored a couple of goals for the senior squad in 331 minutes of preseason friendlies as the squad became short of numbers. Manager Mike Phelan has admitted he has been impressed by Bowen and may be forced to introduce the striker before a live TV audience against 'Boro as Mbokani is suspended while Hernandez, Keane and Maloney are injured.
Dec 2 - 11:10 AM

Hull City striker Dieumerci Mbokani could miss as many as three games after being sent off in his side's ELF Cup Quarter Final victory over Newcastle.

Mbokani received a straight red for losing his head completely. The man on loan from Dynamo Kiev pushed and kicked at Toon defender Jamaal Lascelles before lunging forward at him at his head. He has appeared in five league games since August, especially in recent times after Diomande was suspended and Keane has been ruled out with injury. Mbokani faces up to a three game ban for his violent conduct but will definitely be ruled out for Monday's clash with 'Boro.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 30 - 10:38 AM

Hull City overcame Championship leaders Newcastle United in a penalty shootout at the KCOM Stadium on Wednesday.

The regulation period of the game was dour at best. Between both teams, only two shots were registered on target in all. Hull's chances of progressing looked even worse in the 89th minute as Dieumerci Mbokani saw red for losing his head completely. The man on loan from Dynamo Kiev pushed and kicked at Jamaal Lascelles before lunging forward at him at his head. He may now face a 3 match ban. Meanwhile, the tie spilled into extra time and former Hull man Mo Diame put the Toon ahead. However, the Tigers showed some real grit and equalised a minute later. Henriksen's strike was spilled by the Newcastle 'keeper before Snodgrass knocked it in. Jakupovic amde two saves in the shootout as the Tigers won 3-1. Snoddy, Dawson and Huddleston were all on target as Newcastle missed 3 of theirs. Newcastle's finishing had been poor all night and they had looked the better side with 32 shots. However, their profligacy in front of goal cost them dearly.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 30 - 10:33 AM

It wasn't much but it was enough for a draw as Michael Dawson scored from a Robert Snodgrass free kick for a 1-1 draw.

Robert Snodgrass has been Hull City's best attacker this season by a fair distance. He did just enough on Saturday against West Brom to secure a needed point for,the home side. The results must still be better if City want to stay up but given that Albion has won twice in a row it was a solid point.
Source: Espnfc.com
Nov 26 - 3:06 PM

Hull City's young and promising full-back Josh Tymon is hoping to finalise his first professional contract with the club in the near future.

The youngster made his PL debut for the Tigers at the weekend in the 3-0 defeat to Sunderland and broke Hull's record for their youngest ever PL representative in the process. His debut was the culmination of a succession of milestones for the left back as he has risen to prominence in recent months - success which has led to rumoured interest from big clubs like Arsenal. Tymon's league debut added to a combined 4 domestic cup appearances for the senior team and he is the most prominent of a number of young talents that Phelan is integrating into the setup.
Nov 23 - 9:29 AM

Hull City striker Adama Diomande looks to be in line for a direct recall to the starting XI against West Brom as the Tigers struggle for goals.

Hull have struggled to find the net hugely in recent weeks, having managed to score only 6 goals in their last 10 PL outings. Their lack of potency was all too clear as Sunderland punished them for it at the weekend, eventually running out 3-0 victors. Diomande started Hull's first 7 games this season in which the team approached games in a 433 formation and looks like Phelan may turn to this system again. This would entail a front three of Mbokani, Diomande and Snodgrass with the latter duo on the flanks.
Nov 23 - 9:23 AM

Hull manager Mike Phelan has looked to the relegated Aston Villa side in a bid to find a new striker option according to reports.

Rudy Gestede of Steve Bruce's Aston Villa is the rumoured target. Gestede, a Benin international, has fallen out of favour with the Vilains this season and has been limited to only 7 starts in which he has scored 3 goals. Gestede appeared for Villa 24 times in the PL last season and scored on 5 occasions while he also appeared in the league for Cardiff briefly a few seasons ago. Reports also suggest that Phelan may be willing to let Abel Hernandez leave the club in a straight swap for the big striker. Hernandez was vital to Bruce's successful campaign to lead Hull to promotion last season and reports have consistently suggested he has been eyeing an exit from the KCOM.
Nov 23 - 9:17 AM

Hull City's beleaguered defense received some good news with Andy Robertson back in outdoor training.

The left-back has missed the last month of action after sustaining a calf injury against Bournemouth in a Week 8 loss. But the Scottish international is on track to return a bit ahead of schedule. Barring setbacks, Hull City manager Mike Phelan confirmed the left-back is set to return to fitness in two weeks: "Andy is back outside now. He's doing work and preparation for being fit probably in two weeks' time. We have to be a little bit careful because calf injuries have a habit of reoccurring. They can sometimes lead you down the garden path a little bit thinking everything is great and then let you down, so we will be cautious."
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 22 - 4:58 AM

Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has said that he is happy to play further forward for the Tigers if manager Mike Phelan wants him to.

Hull are going into this weekend's clash at the Stadium of Light short on attacking numbers with Keane, Hernandez and Maloney injured while Diomande is suspended. The £12.5 signing from Spurs used to play in attacking positions in his youth and is happy to do whatever it takes to help his team, even it will take some adapting.
Nov 18 - 10:53 AM

Hull City's academy manager Tony Pennock has been promoted to the coaching staff of the first team.

Hull have been struggling for numbers in the coaching department since Steve Bruce departed in the summer with some of his men but this situation worsened lately when Stephen Clemence left to join Bruce at Villa. Pennock has been at the club since 2014 and is credited with bringing about many positive changes in the club's academy structure.
Nov 18 - 10:49 AM

Hull City's strikeforce has recently been decimated by injuries as Will Keane and Abel Hernandez are ruled out and Diomande is suspended.

Hence, manager Mike Phelan is being forced to look beyond his usual suspects. Mbokani and Henriksen will most likely be the chosen replacements but reserve player Jonathan Edwards is making a case for inclusion too. The Under 23 has scored 7 goals in his last 2 reserve games, which is something very little Tigers can say this term. Edwards arrived at the club from Peterborough in May and signed a one year contract after making three senior appearances for the Posh. It would be a surprise if Phelan moved to include the 19 year old just yet but if his reserve form continues he could become impossible to ignore.
Nov 16 - 9:59 AM

The odds keep stacking higher against Hull City's chances of staying up following a season-ending injury to Will Keane.

The former Manchester United forward was taken off in the first half of Gameweek 11's comeback win against Southampton with a knee injury that will require surgery after scans revealed significant damage to knee ligaments, ruling him out for about 12 months. Said manager Mike Phelan: "Everybody at the Club wishes Will well for a full recovery ahead of what is going to be a long road back to action. To lose a player of Will’s quality and potential for such a long period of time is a big blow, but I’m sure his determination and mind set will see him through the tough journey ahead."
Nov 15 - 7:47 AM


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