Hull City

Burke & de Wijs Ruled Out Of Bolton Clash

26 October 2018
Reece Burke and Jordy de Wijs have both been ruled out of Saturday’s trip to Bolton Wanderers.

The defensive pair picked up injuries during Wednesday night’s defeat at Bristol City, Burke departing the action with a hip/groin problem and de Wijs being forced off after a clash of heads meaning he has to follow concussion protocols.

Ondrej Mazuch will be in the squad for the first time this season but isn’t ready to play a full 90 minutes, meaning that Head Coach Nigel Adkins could hand 20-year-old Robbie McKenzie his first league start.

“There’d be no hesitation in starting with Robbie, he’s a player I really like,” said Adkins.

“He’s been on the bench quite a few times and I’ve been really impressed with him when he has come on. He can play in several positions and I thought he did really well the other night when he came on at Bristol City, just as he did when he came on in the win against Rotherham.

“He’s quick, he’s fit, he goes about his business well and he’s a good defender. I’d like him to be a little more vocal but that will come with time and experience. He’s getting better and better.”

Adkins refused to rule Markus Henriksen and Stephen Kinglsey out of the visit to the University of Bolton Stadium, although their involvement will depend on training on Friday, while Angus MacDonald and Evandro remain unavailable with calf problems.