Hull City will head into their final five games before the month-long World Cup break on Saturday when they host in-form Blackburn Rovers at the MKM Stadium. After successive away wins at cand Rotherham United, City will be buoyed for the visit of Rovers in front of their own supporters and hope to notch a fifth home win of the campaign to round off October, before facing Middles brough, Millwall, Cardiff City and Reading early next month.
Despite the return of Fleming and Sinik, caretaker boss Andy Dawson is still unable to call upon a host of key players such as Benjamin Tetteh, Allahyar Sayyadmanesh and promising Chelsea youngster Harvey Vale, after he picked up a problem while away in England duty last month.
Here’s a round-up of which City’s players are currently missing:
Expected return date: In the next week
Injury: Torn hamstring
Expected return date: After the World Cup
Expected return date: Early in the New Year
Salah-Eddine Oulad M’Hand
Injury: Groin problem
Expected return date: After the World Cup – is back in light training
Injury: Hamstring tear – surgery successful
Expected return date: After Christmas
Injury: Shin splints
Expected return date: Unclear
Injury: Health-related issue