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Hull City vs Middlesbrough: Team News

01 July 2020
Grant McCann has a fully-fit squad to choose from for Thursday night’s televised Sky Bet Championship clash with Middlesbrough at the KCOM Stadium.

The Tigers’ Head Coach confirmed that he had no injury concerns to consider when speaking in his pre-match press conference at the Club’s Cottingham training base on Wednesday afternoon with his entire squad in contention for the visit of Neil Warnock’s side.

“Everyone is fit, which is pleasing,” he said. “Everyone came through the game at Birmingham last weekend, so we’ve got a lot of options.

“They’re all going to be needed in these next seven games as well – there’s no two ways about that. Every single one of them is going to be called up on at some stage.

“We’ve got decisions to make in all areas but the aim will be put what we’ve practiced in training into plan during the game.”

McCann is also hopeful that Mallik Wilks will be available to feature, with talks over a deal for the 21-year-old continuing with parent club Barnsley.

“We’re just waiting to hear if something can happen. Both Clubs are speaking to try and do something but we just have to wait and see. If the deal goes through today or tomorrow then he will be available, but we’ve had to plan for being without him for the last couple of days.”

Boro, meanwhile, have an almost fully-fit squad for the game. Defender Hayden Coulson missed the Stoke win through injury but is expected to be in contention for the clash at the KCOM.

Warnock will be without Rudy Gestede and former Tigers loanee Daniel Ayala though after both players departed the club earlier this week following the expiry of the contracts at the Riverside Stadium having failed to agree short-term extensions.