Player News - Hull City

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Hull City are reportedly in line to fill the vacant right-back slot in their team after Ahmed Elmohamady left for the AFCON.

The player set to arrive on loan is Olympiakos right-back Omar Elabdellaoui. The deal is structured with a view to the loan until the season's end becoming permanent. Reports suggest that the agreement will be concluded in time for the Norwegian international to take to the field against Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday. Elabdellaoui played in England for Man City previously, who he joined as a 16 year old. He was given a squad number and hyped to have a "big future", however he never featured for the first team. He will displace Maguire and Meyler, who have stood in at right-back in the absence of a natural in the position. Fantasy managers should not expect much in terms of goals from the 25 year old.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 19 - 3:54 PM

Hull City have loaned out striker Johan ter Horst to National League side York City.

Ter Horst signed for the Tigers back in the summer of 2014, signing a 3 year contract which expires in the summer. The 21 year old, who arrived after a prolific season for Folkstone Invicta in the Ryman League where he scored 26 goals in the season, has been featuring for Hull's under-23 side for whom he netted in his past 2 games. Ter Horst has not made an appearance for Hull's senior side.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 17 - 11:43 PM

Eldin Jakupovic appears to be new Hull manager Marco Silva's first choice goalkeeper.

There was little surprise when Jakupovic was selected by Silva for his first two games in charge in cup games, first in the FA Cup against Swansea and days later against Manchester United in the League Cup semi-final. However, Jakupovic's start in the Premier League against Bournemouth last weekend signals that he is Silva's first choice 'keeper. Summer signing David Marshall has had a torrid time since he arrived at the club, failing to keep a single clean sheet in 21 appearances and conceding an average of 2.47 goals per game.
Jan 17 - 11:37 PM

Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor is set to join Championship side Cardiff City on loan until the end of the season.

McGregor, 34, is currently viewed as third choice for the starting XI slot between the sticks at present, behind Jakupovic and Marshall. McGregor arrived at the club in 2013 for £1.5 million, and went on to make over 100 appearances for the Tigers. However, he lost his starting place in the team in May last season as Hull pushed for promotion to the Premier League after picking up a back injury which eventually required surgery and six months on the sidelines. Cardiff, managed by Neil Warnock, have only two clean sheets in 14 matches since October when Warnock took charge. The veteran manager said he expects to announce the signing of a PL goalkeeper on Thursday, which is widely believed to be Hull's Scotsman.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 17 - 11:31 PM

An ever-growing injury list combined with a threadbare squad didn’t stop Hull City from earning three valuable points at home to Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Tigers were rocked during the build-up to game week 21 with the news that Markus Henriksen would be sidelined for up-to three months after he suffered an unspecified shoulder injury during the EFL Cup semi-final defeat at Old Trafford. The Norwegian had started in Marco Silva’s first two games but now the midfielder looks set to miss a large chunk of the relegation dogfight. However, in the face of adversity, cometh the hour, cometh the man as Abel Hernandez served a timely reminder of the what Hull supporters have been missing in recent weeks with a brace in the 3-1 victory. Hull went nine games without a win during his recent absence, a persistent groin problem which ultimately left the striker needing surgery, but his comeback, which coincided with the appointment of Silva has already shown signs that the pair can revive the fortunes of the club.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 16 - 6:52 AM

Abel Hernandez notched up his third and fourth goals of the season to give Hull a valuable three points from their home game against Bournemouth.

Hull's new manager Marco Silva knew the Premier League was tough when he arrived, and it looked like he would not be able to end Hull's run of 9 PL games without a win when they went 1-0 down after just 3 minutes. Maguire made a rash late challenge on Ryan Fraser to concede Hull's 10th penalty of the season. Junior Stanislas made no mistake with the conversion. Robertson provided a beautifully precise cross to let Hernandez head Hull level against the run of play after 32'. Hernandez celebrated his first start since November with his brace in the 50', fooling Mings with trickery and finishing with class to beat Boruc. Mings was the unfortunate victim of a deflection from a Huddlestone shot to score an OG for the Tigers' 3rd. Both new signings Evandro and Niasse were handed late run-outs in a morale-boosting victory.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 14 - 11:55 AM

Premier League stragglers Hull City have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Evandro Goebel from Portuguese club Porto.

The 30 year old arrives at the club for an undisclosed fee, signing a two and a half year contract. The move is still subject to international clearance. Evandro started his career in Brazil with Atletico Paranaense and has lined out for eight clubs, including Estoril where he worked with Hull's new boss Marco Silva. Silva is still not certain whether Evandro or fellow new signing Oumar Niasse will be available to face Bournemouth on Saturday.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 13 - 4:03 PM

Hull City have completed the signing of Oumar Niasse from Everton on-loan until the end of the season.

The striker arrived at Goodison Park last January in a deal worth £13.5m but he has not played a league game since Ronald Koeman took charge of the club in the summer. He also failed to score for the club in his five appearances. The Senegalese striker was not selected for AFCON due to his lack of first team opportunities. The 26 year old scored 19 goals and notched up 14 assists in 42 appearances for Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia prior to unsuccessful move to Merseyside.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 13 - 3:39 PM

Marco Silva's second game in charge of Hull was always going to be tough, but considering their limited resources, a 2-0 loss to an in-form United can be considered a good result.

Silva made just 2 changes from the side that beat Swansea in the FA Cup at the weekend as a result of the tiny pool of players currently available for selection. Harry Maguire and Josh Tymon were the duo who came into the side. Furthermore, Hull only had 6 substitutes as Jake Livermore fell ill ahead of kick-off. Markus Henriksen then suffered a shoulder injury and was forced off after 19 minutes and was replaced by Abel Hernandez who is returning to full fitness from injury. The club are awaiting a prognosis and recovery timeline for this latest set-back. However, Hull defended well and benefited from fortune too to keep United goalless beyond half-time, and looked to be causing real frustration to the Red Devils before Mata opened the scoring. Fellaini's late second will have been a hammer blow to their cup final hopes though.
Source: The Guardian
Jan 11 - 11:53 AM

Injury woes continue to mount for Hull City after Markus Henriksen was taken off during the EFL Cup semi-final defeat to Man United because of a problem with his right shoulder.

Injuries and international commitments have hit the Tigers squad hard, so much so, that Marco Silva was only able to name six substitutes at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, and with less than 20 minutes on the clock, matters took a turn for the worse. Henriksen was forced off after landing awkwardly following a challenge with Paul Pogba, and suffered what appears to be a shoulder dislocation. "We will see, at the moment he is in the hospital," said Silva post-match. "It is his shoulder and it looks more serious than the injury Michael Dawson had at the weekend. I don’t believe he will be available for the Bournemouth game." Josh Tymon [knock] is hoping to be okay but the availability of Curtis Davies [hamstring] and Dawson remains uncertain.
Jan 11 - 6:25 AM

Hull have finalised the permanent signing of Norway international Marcus Henriksen.

The midfielder had arrived at the club among Mike Phelan's three signings on the summer transfer deadline day on a loan deal. He signed a 2 and a half year deal to stay with the Tigers, for whom he has appeared 14 times so far, scoring just once, in his league cup debut. The deal is rumoured to have been €5.3m.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 9 - 1:50 PM

A near full-strength Hull overcame Swansea in the FA Cup 3rd Round on Saturday on a 2-0 scoreline.

Abel Hernandez announced his return from a groin injury by getting the Tigers on their way. He had an easy finish after fellow-substitute Shaun Maloney teed him up. Josh Tymon sealed the victory with his first senior goal in injury time. The 2-0 win also gave Hull their first clean sheet in 23 games which was greatly thanks to the acrobatics of Jakupovic between the sticks. The most pressing concern for Silva will be his lack of able bodies to defend, as he was forced to play defenders in the back-line when Dawson was hauled off during the tie to add to absentees Elmohamady (AFCON), Davies, and Maguire (both injured).
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 9 - 1:45 PM

Hull manager Marco Silva has set his sights on Everton's Omar Niasse as one of his transfer targets.

Sky sources are reporting that the clubs have agreed an initial loan deal for the Senegalese striker. Niasse arrived at Goodison Park last January in a deal worth £13.5m but he has not played a league game since Ronald Koeman arrived in the summer. Niasse's lack of game time means that he was not given the opportunity to add to his 5 caps for his country at the AFCON, but he looks to have been given a chance to show his worth at struggling Hull now. Hull will apparently have the option to make the loan deal permanent in the summer if they are happy with the 26 year old striker who got 19 goals and 14 assists in 42 appearances for Lokomotiv Moscow before signing for the Toffees.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 9 - 1:35 PM

Harry Maguire has trained ahead of the EFL Cup semi-final at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

The Hull centre-back missed the 2-0 win over Swansea last weekend because of a hip problem but Maguire did train with the group on Monday afternoon as the Tigers prepare for their meeting with Man United. Marco Silva will make a late decision on his involvement. Curtis Davies [hamstring] is definitely out and defensive teammate Michael Dawson remains a major doubt after his was forced off with a shoulder injury on Saturday following an awkward fall. Abel Hernandez will be checked having completed an hour for the first time since undergoing surgery [hernia] over a month ago. Allan McGregor is available but the goalkeeper may need to build fitness with the development side before he returns to the first-team.
Jan 9 - 11:03 AM

Hull are sweating on the fitness of centre-back Michael Dawson after the defender was forced off during Saturdays 2-0 win over Swansea in the FA Cup.

The 33-year-old landed awkwardly midway through the second half and left the field due to a problem with his shoulder. Speaking after the match, new head coach Marco Silva was unable to provide further details on the injury or give any insight on the likelihood of Dawson playing next weekend: "We will see, we need to speak to the doctors about it," he said. But with Curtis Davies [hamstring] and Harry Maguire [hip] currently sidelined, the Tigers backline is beginning to look a little stretched, although neither is believed to be serious. Alex Bruce is still around two-three weeks away while Moses Odubajo [patella fracture] and Brian Lenihan [knee surgery] look to have several months of rehab ahead of them.
Jan 8 - 4:25 PM



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