Grant McCann has confirmed that a number of first-team players will be unavailable for tomorrow’s pre-season friendlies against Mansfield and Scunthorpe.
Midfielder George Honeyman is set to miss the opening weeks of the Championship season with an ankle injury. The 26-year-old, who required pain-killing injections to play on occasions last season, has undergone an operation and is expected to be back in September.
McCann explained: “George came back raring to go in pre-season but, unfortunately, his ankle was not right. We managed to get George an operation but he’ll probably miss the first six or seven games. It’s not great news because he’s such an influential player, but it was important we got the operation done so he didn’t have a relapse during the season.”
Left-back Callum Elder and forward Mallik Wilks will not be risked this weekend. The duo have thigh and hamstring problems respectively and will be left out as a precautionary measure.
Young goalkeeper Harvey Cartwright will also be absent as he continues his period of self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19. The Club wishes him a speedy recovery.
McCann also revealed that former Hull City favourite Tom Huddlestone is training with the Club as he looks to build up his fitness.
The vastly-experienced midfielder will be assessed over the coming days and feature in the friendly against Scunthorpe tomorrow.
Tickets for both of this weekend’s friendlies remain on sale. Members can use their TeamCard points to purchase tickets for the Mansfield match. Scunthorpe tickets must be purchased from them in advance.
Memberships are also on sale now ahead of the new season and guarantee a seat for every home league fixture, while offering a range of other benefits.