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Wilks Available For Swansea

9 September 2021

Grant McCann will welcome back forward Mallik Wilks for Hull City’s Championship fixture against Swansea City.

The 22-year-old has been absent since the opening day of the season against Preston North End with a calf injury but has now been back in training for two weeks, while George Honeyman is edging closer to a return.

The boss said: “Mallik Wilks will be back for Swansea.

“Mallik is looking good and has been training for the last two weeks with the group.

“It might come too soon for George Honeyman.

“He’s been working very hard on the training pitch with the conditioning coaches.

“He’s just building that base again.

“We’re hoping to have him back next week and maybe lean him into the Sheffield United game.

“He’s probably two or three weeks ahead of schedule which shows the hard work and dedication that’s gone in from everyone.”

McCann is yet to make a judgement call on Josh Magennis after the striker missed the game against Bournemouth with a hip injury, before the 31-year-old also had to sit out of Northern Ireland’s three games over the international break.

“It’s been a strange one for Josh Magennis," McCann added. 

“He missed the last game against Bournemouth.

“He had a little problem with his hip leading into that game.

“He joined in a little bit with us today.

“We’ll see where he is heading into the weekend but it would be a nice boost if we had him back for us as well."

McCann also had an update on the fitness of defender Alfie Jones.

“Alfie Jones trained on the Friday leading into the Bournemouth game," McCann said.

“We never took a risk with him because he’d only trained one day.

“Unfortunately, in the early part of this week, Alfie felt his thigh which is just so annoying for him.

“He’s not going to make the weekend but it’s not bad.

“He’s touch and go for Tuesday but should be back for Sheffield United.”

Midfielder George Moncur is available for selection again after completing his three-game suspension.

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