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.

Their frustrating injury problems have also been beginning to ease in recent weeks with Brandon Fleming returning to full fitness after his foot problem kept him out of the opening weeks of the season, while Dogukan Sinik is fully integrated into first-team action following his injury picked up in pre-season.

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:


Harvey Vale

Injury: Groin

Expected return date: In the next week


Callum Elder

Injury: Hamstring

Expected return date: Likely to be back available for the weekend visit of Rovers


Allahyar Sayyadmanesh

Injury: Torn hamstring

Expected return date: After the World Cup


Benjamin Tetteh

Injury: Hamstring

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


Adama Traore

Injury: Hamstring tear – surgery successful

Expected return date: After Christmas


James Scott

Injury: Shin splints

Expected return date: Unclear


Josh Emmanuel

Injury: Health-related issue