Hull City forward Josh Magennis is set to be fit to face Oxford United on Saturday, as Grant McCann is handed a timely fitness boost according to Hull Live.
Magennis was rested for their match against Peterborough United in midweek, after recently returning from an injury lay-off earlier this year.
The Tigers coped well without Magennis though, as they ran out 3-1 winners at London Road, which saw them move three points clear at the top of the League One table.
The forward has 12 goals to his name in all competitions this term, and will be keen to play a further part in the club’s bid for promotion back into the Championship.
But there is concern over Lewie Coyle’s fitness, with the full-back being injured against Posh in midweek, as Ethan Hamilton was shown a red card for a strong challenge on the former Leeds United defender.
Speaking after their win over promotion-chasing rivals Peterborough United (quotes sourced from Hull Live), Hull boss Grant McCann issued an update on the fitness of some of his important players heading into their match against Oxford United this weekend.
“We’ll have to see how Lewie is, Alfie Jones took a nasty kick as well, so we’ll see how he is.
“We didn’t risk Josh, we just left him at home. There’s big important games coming up as the season goes on, so we don’t need to be taking any risks with anybody.
“Josh played on Saturday and he had a niggle previous to that.”
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It’ll be pleasing to hear that Magennis is set to be fit to feature this weekend.
He’s been in good form this season, but it was good to see that they could cope without him in midweek, as they moved to the top of the League One table.
It’s important that Grant McCann keeps his key players rested to prevent further injury setbacks. Coyle is one of those, and I’d be surprised if he was to start against Oxford United, after having his leg strapped as a precaution after the win over Peterborough United.