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Adkins: Evandro Set To Miss Next Few Weeks

22 October 2018
Nigel Adkins has confirmed that Evandro is likely to miss the next ‘few weeks’ with the calf injury he picked up in training last week.

The Brazilian had been expected to make his comeback from a hamstring problem – which had kept him on the sidelines since last month’s 2-1 defeat away at Wigan Athletic – in Saturday’s game against Preston North End at the KCOM Stadium.

However, the Tigers’ Head Coach now expects to be without the services of the 32-year-old for his side’s forthcoming trips to Bristol City and Bolton Wanderers along with West Brom’s visit to the KCOM at the beginning of November.

“It’s fair to say it’s probably going to be a few weeks before he’s back,” Adkins said following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Preston.

“That’s a blow because I think everyone knows what I think about Evandro. That care and attention, that link up play in the attacking third.

“He never gives the ball away and he creates. It’s a shame he’s not available at this moment in time.”

On a more positive note, skipper Markus Henriksen is expected to come back into contention for Wednesday night’s trip to Ashton Gate to face Bristol City after missing out at the weekend, although Stephen Kingsley is once again rated as doubtful after also sitting out the Preston clash.

“Markus wasn’t ready for Saturday unfortunately,” added Adkins. “He played two international games for Norway during the international and picked up a head injury in the second of those.

“That wouldn’t have stopped him from playing but there’s something else that’s not quite right, although I’d like to think he’ll be available for Wednesday.

“However, with Stephen Kingsley, I’m not sure. I don’t think he’ll be ready. We’ll have to wait and see.”