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Eaves set to return as Jones steps up his recovery

9 December 2021

Grant McCann has revealed that Tom Eaves could return to the squad for Hull City’s upcoming Championship game against Bristol City, while defender Alfie Jones has also taken an important step in his recovery.

After a hard-fought battle against Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, McCann was pleased to come through that game without picking up any fresh injuries.

“Everyone we had last weekend (against Reading) is fit and available again for this weekend,” McCann said.

“The likes of Brandon Fleming, Matt Smith, Tyler Smith and Tom Huddlestone have had another week of training. Tom Eaves was back out on the grass yesterday (Wednesday) which is another plus for us.

“Alfie Jones has been out on the grass doing a little bit of running - he’s getting closer. It’s such a busy and hectic period that the more players we have fit and available, the better we can be.”

McCann was keen to highlight left-back Fleming, who has not made an appearance for the Tigers since the Carabao Cup game against Wigan Athletic back in August.

“It’ll be good to give Brandon some minutes on Monday,” McCann added.

“We’ve got an Under-23s game at York against Peterborough United. He’ll play in that game, and quite a few of the other first-team players will play in that as well.”

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