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Magennis Back Available But Clark Suffers Setback

5 March 2021

Grant McCann delivered mixed news on the injury front ahead of Hull City’s League One match against Bristol Rovers.

Forward Josh Magennis has recovered from the ankle injury that kept him out of the midweek win over Rochdale.

However, left-back Max Clark has suffered a setback after picking up a hamstring injury in training.

The defender had been building up his fitness since re-signing for his hometown club at the start of February but now faces an extended spell on the sidelines.

The boss provided a more positive update on fellow full-back Brandon Fleming, who is edging closer to a return from a pubic bone injury.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's game, McCann confirmed: “Josh Magennis is back. He’s trained this week so he’s back, fit and available.

“Max Clark has picked up a hamstring injury which is going to put him out for three-four weeks.

“It’s disappointing for us because he was getting there. He was starting to get up to speed in terms of his fitness. We used him in an Under-23s game to try to get him up to speed quicker.

“The form of Callum Elder has kept him out of the team but he’s just picked up an injury in training – overstretched for a ball – which has set him back now.

“It’s disappointing for us and disappointing for Max, particularly with Brandon being injured as well.

“I believe Brandon might be back on the grass from Monday, which would be a timely boost for us.

“Again, he’ll need a couple of weeks to get up to speed.”

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