Newcastle v Hull Injury News
Welcome to the Newcastle v Hull injury news, the latest in our regular feature where before each match, industry specialist Ben Dinnery brings you all the latest injury info ahead of the game.
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Steve Bruce arrives on Tyneside hoping to take advantage of the occasion, in a volatile environment with a home crowd baying for the blood of their manager.
Hull City have an excellent record in recent times against Newcastle and will aim to make it 5 wins from their 6 previous visits to St James’ Park, having won on their last three occasions – whichever way we look at it the statistics do not paint a pretty picture.
Once considered a fortress, we’ve now lost 8 of our last 12 games – winning 3 – while Hull are just one of five sides in the Premier League to have scored in each of the opening four fixtures.
This is in stark contrast to United who have only managed 17 goals during 2014, the least amount of any ever-present side.No fresh injury concerns for Newcastle who are still without long-term absentees Siem de Jong (groin), Davide Santon (knee) and Curtis Good (hip), however there is light at the end of the tunnel with Ryan Taylor (ACL) and Papiss Demba Cisse (fractured knee cap) back in training – although I’d suggest some time with the development squad before a return to first team duties.
Rolando Aarons (hamstring) could be out until the beginning of November, while young striker Adam Campbell (hernia) has returned from his recent loan spell at Fleetwood.
Facundo Ferryerais no closer to making his Premier League bow as he continues to struggle with a back problem. A special mention must also go to Jonas Gutierrez who is currently battling testicular cancer – a bleak reminder that no matter how bad the situation is on the pitch, ultimately this inconsequential blip pales into insignificance by the pain caused by such a terrible illness – “Get well soon.”
Hull City remain relatively injury-free with Steve Bruce expecting to have the same squad at his disposal which drew with West Ham United on Monday night.
Stephen Quinn has recovered from a minor ankle injury and returned to training on Thursday while Abel Hernandez – scorer of Hull’s first goal – will be assessed due to fatigue but will feature in some capacity.
Southampton loanee Gaston Ramirez is in contention for his first start but Hatem Ben Arfa won’t be considered as his loan agreement prevents him playing against his (soon to be) old club. Robert Snodgrass (knee) is ruled out.
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