Magennis joined in with training alongside the rest of the squad on Thursday with McCann weighing up whether or not the Northern Ireland international is ready to feature against Fulham at the weekend, while Balogh is due for a run-out with the Tigers’ Under-23s against Bolton on Friday having not played since late October.
“Norbert will play for the Under-23s having trained with the group for the last three or four days and that is important because he’s been out for about ten weeks now,” said McCann.
“Josh has only trained with the squad today, so we’ll make a decision on him overnight.”
Keane Lewis-Potter trained on Wednesday and Thursday after recovering from a knock picked up against Rotherham United in the cup last weekend, while left backs Callum Elder and Stephen Kingsley (both hamstring) will both miss Saturday’s game with Fulham but are due to return to training on Monday and a week on Monday respectively.
Kevin Stewart (foot) and Jon Toral (knee) remain around four to five weeks away from a return to training.
Fulham will be without midfielder Harrison Reed for the trip to the KCOM Stadium, while Head Coach Scott Parker is assessing the fitness of a number of other players before making the trip north.