Player News - Hull City

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Hull CIty hung tough against high-flying Everton, but it all fell apart after a red card to Tom Huddlestone in a 4-0 loss.

Despite giving up an early goal to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the Tigers stifled Romelu Lukaku and company by using a back-three and counterattacking tactics. But in the 73rd minute, Huddlestone was sent off with a straight red card for an over-the-ball tackle. Five minutes later, Enner Valencia doubled the lead before Lukaku added a double in stoppage time alone. Without last week's two-goal hero in Oumar Niasse due to loan restrictions preventing a player from facing his parent club, Hull couldn't even manage a shot on target.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 18 - 1:20 PM

Hull City manager Marco Silva has given an injury update ahead of his side's clash with Everton this weekend.

Brazilian midfielder Evandro is still recovering from a calf problem which has plagued him in recent weeks. The good news for Silva is that Norwegian Markus Henriksen is back in contention to figure this weekend after two months on the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder which he suffered in January while playing against Manchester United. However, Hull's long-term injury list is still quite long with Michael Dawson, Dieumerci Mbokani, Ryan Mason, Moses Odubajo, and Will Keane all out for the foreseeable future. Oumar Niasse is also out of this weekend's trip to Goodison Park as he is ineligible to play against his parent club.
Mar 16 - 9:55 PM

After scoring a brace after coming on as a substitute last weekend, Oumar Niasse believes he can score enough goals to save Hull from the drop.

Niasse's goals against Swansea brought his tally to four for Hull, which is as many as any of his teammates this term. The win also put the Tigers within touching distance of safety, just one point off escaping the bottom three. Niasse, on-loan from Everton, is confident he can keep Hull up: "I am trying every time to give my best... When I arrived it was difficult but now I am getting more and more confident and hopefully by the end of the season I will get my level back and help the team stay in the Premier League because that is our target." However, Niasse can't take his confidence into next weekend's fixture against Everton due to league rules, and he'll have to watch from the stands.
Mar 13 - 8:38 PM

A key substitution in the second half made by Marco Silva gave Hull City a shot in the arm as Oumar Niasse scored twice to give the Tigers three massive points in a 2-1 win over Swansea City.

It was an evenly matches affair in the first half, with both sides creating a handful of chances but neither able to cash in. Still goalless at the hour mark, Niasse came on to replace Alfred N'Diaye and made an immediate impact. In the 70th minute, he played a brilliant 1-2 with Abel Hernandez and slotted home after a superb run. The Tigers began to flex their attacking muscle from then on and Niasse made it two goals to the good eight minutes later, getting on the end of an Ahmed Elmohamady cross. Swansea pulled one back just as the match entered stoppage time to give the Tigers a bit of a late scare, but they escape with three points, cutting the gap between them and the Swans in half.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 11 - 11:59 AM

Hull City manager Marco Silva surprised everyone by announcing the centre-back Curtis Davies has recovered from injury and is available to face Swansea this weekend.

The Englishman hasn't been available for selection since he was forced off early on in Hull's FA Cup defeat to Fulham on 29th January. Since his injury, Harry Maguire and new signing Andrea Ranocchia have delivered some fine performances at the back, but the team are still far from securing their league survival. However, Silva did not confirm whether or not the 31 year old will play. "Only news is the situation with Curtis, he has been training with us, yesterday and today and he will be available for the match... Of course he hasn't played over the last weeks but he is very important to have back. The other players, there is nothing new."
Mar 10 - 7:19 PM

Hull's new signing Evandro has been ruled out of this weekend's trip to Leicester.

The Brazilian midfielder is still recovering from a minor injury which he picked up against Arsenal a fortnight ago. Marco Silva announced the news in his pre-match press conference, saying: "Evandro is not fit".
Mar 3 - 6:37 AM

Hull City midfielder Sam Clucas is available again after serving a one match suspension en lieu of his red card against Arsenal.

Clucas received a straight red card for handling a shot by Lucas Perez on the goal line in that fixture. Clucas has shifted further out wide lately to make room for Alfred N'Diaye in Marco Silva's team, but the Tigers still benefit from his tireless work ethic wherever he plays.
Mar 3 - 6:32 AM

Hull City manager Marco Silva is hopeful that winger Lazar Markovic will be fit to face Leicester City away.

The Serbian international was unable to line out for the Tigers last gameweek against Burnley after picking up a knock in training ahead of the tie. However, Silva is hopeful that the Liverpool loanee will be fit for the Foxes.
Mar 3 - 6:25 AM

Hull City have been rocked by the news that Dieumerci Mbokani has been sidelined for up-to six weeks after suffering a hamstring strain during Saturdays 1-1 draw with Burnley.

The DR Congo striker has struggled to settle since his arrival on-loan from Dynamo Kiev in the summer. Injury, suspension and recently his involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations has restricted Mbokani to only 10 appearances [8 starts] while the 31-year-old is yet to score for the Tigers. This latest setback is likely keep Mbokani out until April, and with several players already sidelined, the injury couldn’t have arrived at a worse time with Hull battling to remain in the top flight. Will Keane [ACL] has already been ruled out for the season which means attacking responsibilities could fall to either Abel Hernandez, who was introduced from the bench last weekend having just recovered from his own hamstring injury, or Everton loanee Oumar Niasse who joined in January.
Mar 1 - 1:03 PM

Hull City are sweating on the fitness of centre-back Harry Maguire after the defender sustained a knee injury against Burnley at the KCOM Stadium.

Marco Silva confirmed during Fridays’ press conference that Curtis Davies and Michael Dawson could be out for another month with respective hamstring and calf injuries and the Tigers can ill-afford to lose another key defender. Speaking after the hard fought 1-1 draw, Silva revealed that Maguire was "maybe 50 percent for the whole of the second half and the last 10 minutes of the first half," after appearing to twist his knee which required lengthy treatment. Silva added: "I hope it's a knock, we'll see over the next few days." However, Liverpool loanee Lazar Markovic "should be okay" for the game against Leicester City in game week 27 after a training ground injury ruled him out of todays’ match.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 25 - 4:01 PM

Hull City were held to a 1-1 draw at the KCOM Stadium by Burnley.

The first half was quiet, with neither side creating meaningful opportunities to score. The second half began as the first ended, but burst into life in the last 20 minutes. First, Michael Keane was penalised for handling the ball in his own box. Tom Huddlestone capitalised on his error by converting from 12 yards. However, the Tigers couldn't hang on for the win for long, as Keane atoned for his handball minutes earlier by chesting down a Robbie Brady cross and smashing it beyond Eldin Jakupovic. Hull pressed for a winner in vain and in added time, Ashley Barnes received his second yellow card and marching orders.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 25 - 12:06 PM

Hull will be without five players who are currently ruled out through short-term issues.

Sam Clucas will be absent as he is serving a one match suspension. Meanwhile, new signing Evandro is not available due to a slight injury. Curtis Davies, Henriksen and Dawson are also out. Dieumerci Mbokani is also doubtful due to illness. Abel Hernandez is back and ready for selection.
Feb 24 - 10:00 AM

Hull City manager Marco Silva has confirmed that striker Abel Hernandez will not be leaving the club this month in spite of reported interest from China.

The Portuguese also clarified that the Tigers have not received any bids for the Uruguayan. Rumours had circulated in Italian media about a potential move, but speaking ahead of Hull's must-win match against Burnley, he said: "Until now I don't have an offer for Abel... I do not know nothing about the offers for Abel. I don't know nothing about it, what I want is for the players to focus on the team." It was also revealed that Hernandez is back in contention for selection for Saturday's clash after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Feb 24 - 9:46 AM

Hull City striker Abel Hernandez is currently subject to string links with a move away from the club to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan.

The Uruguayan has been the subject of numerous rumours this season, with this latest one emerging from Italian site Calciomercato.it. They say that the Chinese club may be willing to break Hull's largest transfer windfall record (from Shane Long) with a £15.3m bid. The Chinese transfer window remains open until February 28th, so there is still time for the value of a bid to escalate towards a figure closer to the £20m tabled by Aston Villa last summer. While Hernandez isn't a key part of Hull's team at present due to injuries and variable form, the squad is still thin and it may be a stretch for the club to lose another player as the crucial battle to survive relegation comes to a head.
Feb 22 - 8:29 PM

Hull City defender Harry Maguire's performances and stats in the Premier League this season have seen him become a genuine prospect for an England call-up.

Maguire has been at Hull for three seasons, but has only properly cemented his starting position in a string of eye-catching performances while replacing the injured Michael Dawson and Curtis Davies at centre-back. He made his full PL debut in October in the 6-1 loss to Bournemouth but has been generally good since. He has shown his ability to read the game well through his interceptions (2.44 pg) which is far better than nearest Englishman Michael Keane 2.04. Chris Smalling has 0.57. Maguire has also steered clear of any defensive errors according to the stats this term which neither Stones, Cahill, Smalling, or Keane can say. He is ahead of all those players too in tackles won and duels won per game and 2nd only to Keane for blocks. In attack, he leads English CBs in terms of take-ons per game, shots and fouls drawn.
Feb 22 - 8:17 PM


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