Hull City have been handed an injury boost ahead of their weekend clash with Birmingham City with striker Tom Eaves set to return to the first team fold.
The 27-year-old was forced off during City’s 2-2 draw with Charlton Athletic with an apparent head injury and was in doubt to face the Blues on Saturday, but Grant McCann confirmed on Thursday Eaves will be available for selection.
The former Gillingham striker has turned out 20 times so far for the Tigers this term, netting twice and chipping in with two assists, with City’s medical team are satisfied he can play a part on Saturday.
Speaking on Thursday, manager Grant McCann provided an update on Eaves’ condition, and it was good news for City fans.
“Tom’s good,” McCann told Hull Live. “He’s followed the six-day (concussion) protocol and didn’t train for a few days but he was still out on the grass with the conditioning coaches but trained with us today. It’s all good.”
The potential return of Eaves will be good news for the Hull City camp given injuries to fellow forwards Josh Magennis and Norbert Balogh who will both once again miss out, the former being expected back on Boxing Day.
Touching on the squad as a whole, Grant said: “Everyone else has come through the games as well, which is really pleasing because we’ve got a tight group at the minute.”
Hull will be hoping to stretch their winning run on home turf to three games on Saturday as McCann’s men continue to chase the play-off positions.
With the many injury problems McCann is facing up top, it will no doubt come as a relief that Eaves is back in contention for Saturday’s clash with Birmingham.
Although the striker has only managed two league goals so far this term, he has provided a physical presence to City’s front line and will be a welcome addition should he start against Birmingham this weekend.
McCann has praised his squad’s attitude and will be hoping the rest of the side gets through the busy festive period unscathed.