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Longman Back In Training

26 August 2021

Grant McCann will welcome back forward Ryan Longman for Hull City’s Championship fixture against AFC Bournemouth.

The Brighton loanee has been absent since the QPR game with a groin injury but is now back training, while defender Alfie Jones (also groin) is “quite close” to a return.

The boss said: “We’re a little bit better from last weekend. Everyone came through the game (at Fulham) fine.

“We’ve had Ryan Longman back on the grass this week, which is a plus for us. He went into the QPR game with a tight groin and he probably should have been a little more honest about that.

“He’s better now and had a good week’s training. He’s looked sharp and back to himself, where we saw him in pre-season.

“Alfie Jones is quite close. He hasn’t trained with the group yet but he’s been working hard on the grass with the conditioning coaches. Alfie may join in with us again tomorrow (Friday).

“To have those two back will be a boost for us and make us a bit stronger.”

McCann will again be without midfielder George Honeyman (ankle) and forward Mallik Wilks (calf) – but is hopeful they’ll be back soon after the international break.

“George has been out on the grass with the conditioning coaches,” McCann added.

“Mallik is a difficult one in terms of timescale. He’s been working hard in the gym but hasn’t been out on the pitches or the grass yet because it’s a bit of a strange one with the blood inside his calf. The physios are trying to release that blood before we can push Mallik a bit further.

“We’re hoping they’re not going to be far away from that first game after the international break. If it’s not the first one, it could be the second or third.”

Midfielder George Moncur is set to serve the final game of his three-match suspension.

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Match Reports

Hull City 0-0 AFC Bournemouth: Match Report

28 August 2021

Hull City and Bournemouth played out a goalless draw at the MKM Stadium on Saturday.

It was a game of few real chances, although it was the Tigers that came closest to finding a winner, but Greg Docherty's second half header came back off the crossbar.

There were three changes to the home side's starting eleven for this one. Tom Huddlestone made his first start since rejoining the Club as he came in for Richie Smallwood in the middle of the park. New signing Tyler Smith came straight into the attack as Josh Magennis missed out while Ryan Longman returned from injury to take the place of Randell Williams on the right side of the front line. Lewie Coyle captained the side, while there was a place on the bench for young striker Josh Hinds.

Huddlestone was involved almost straight away as his clever side-step and pass sent Keane Lewis-Potter into the Bournemouth box but his low cross was snuffed out, although the offside flag had gone up anyway against Tyler Smith in the middle.

Lewis-Potter curled a 14th-minute free kick, which he had won himself, wide from a promising position 20 yards out before Bournemouth threatened for the first time as they forced Matt Ingram to make a good save from Dominic Solanke's close-range header.

Ingram had to save again from Solanke just after the half-hour after the striker had cut inside before shooting from eight yards, with Huddlestone sweeping the loose ball away to clear the danger, and a third save from Solanke was made at the near post after the front man had turned a near-post cross goalwards.

Tyler Smith looked to be in for a debut goal as Docherty's low cross was set to give him a tap in but a well-timed challenge from Lloyd Kelly denied him six yards out, before Jack Stacey picked up a booking for a foul on Lewis-Potter which gave the Tigers a chance to put the ball into the box in added time. Callum Elder's deflected delivery caused problems but Bournemouth survived and it remained goalless at the break.

Docherty saw a header come back off the crossbar early in the second half after the midfielder had been picked out by Coyle, while at the other end Ingram's error presented a chance to Solanke but the goalkeeper made up for it by standing tall to block the striker's effort.

A first substitution saw Williams replace Longman just before the hour before Marcondes missed a good chance for the visitors as he fired high from Jordan Zemura's cut-back.

Hinds came on for a senior debut as he replaced Tyler Smith nine minutes from time and Williams then went close to a late winner but he curled an effort just wide from the edge of the box.

Hull City: Matt Ingram; Lewie Coyle (c), Di'Shon Bernard, Jacob Greaves, Callum Elder; Tom Huddlestone, Greg Docherty, Matt Smith (Andy Cannon 90); Ryan Longman (Randell Williams 58), Tyler Smith (Josh Hinds 81), Keane Lewis-Potter.

Subs Not Used: Nathan Baxter, Richie Smallwood, Josh Emmanuel, Sean McLoughlin.

AFC Bournemouth: Orjan Nyland, Lloyd Kelly, Chris Mepham, David Brooks (Morgan Rogers 66), Jefferson Lerma, Dominic Solanke, Emiliano Marcondes (Leif Davis 81), Jack Stacey, Ben Pearson, Jaidon Anthony, Jordan Zemura.

Subs Not Used: Will Dennis, Gary Cahill, Gavin Kilkenny, Kyle Taylor, Zeno Rossi.

Referee: Mr G. Eltringham.

Attendance: 10,199

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Ticket News

AFC Bournemouth (H): Ticket News

17 August 2021

Tickets for our Sky Bet Championship home game against Bournemouth on Saturday 28th August (KO 3pm) are on sale now and, following a review of our matchday prices, we can confirm that the following ticket prices will apply for home games moving forward:

£27 Adults
£21 Seniors (65+)
£15 Young Adults (16-22 Years)
£10.50 Juniors (11-15 Years)
£7.50 Juniors (2-10 Years)

Tickets are available to buy online, in person from Tiger Leisure at the MKM Stadium and by calling 01482 505600.

We’re also pleased to confirm that our 12-Match and 6-Match Savers will be on sale soon – look out for further details.

Don't forget, though, that Memberships remain by far the most cost-effective way of watching Hull City in action at home over the course of the season. Click here for further details.

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