Hull City

Hull City vs Millwall: Team News

25 February 2019
Nigel Adkins has confirmed the current injury situation at Hull City, coupled with their hectic run of fixtures, means he will make changes to his squad for Tuesday night’s home game against Millwall.

The Tigers’ treatment room saw three new additions this week with David Marshall, Jackson Irvine and Fraizer Campbell all coming off with injuries during Saturday’s defeat at Brentford.

Marshall was forced off at half-time against Brentford at the weekend with a dead leg, while both Irvine and Campbell were also withdrawn in the second half at Griffin Park after picking up knocks, and the Tigers’ Head Coach admits the trio are doubts ahead of facing the Lions.

“There will be changes to the team for Millwall, but there was always going to be regardless of the injuries we picked up,” he said.

“David was forced off with a leg injury at Brentford and as a result of that is a big doubt. But, credit to George Long, because I thought he came on at the weekend and looked very assured between the posts.

“We also lost Jackson Irvine in the second half with a leg injury as well and everyone could see him struggling and limping around.

“We need Jackson’s aerial threat in particular against Millwall, so that’s a big issue whether he’s going to fit enough or not.

“And there are also concerns about Fraizer as well. That’s three key players for us bearing in mind it’s a quick turnaround from Saturday.”

Kevin Stewart missed the trip to Griffin Park with a back complaint, with Adkins admitting he didn’t know if the former Liverpool midfielder would be able to make his return to feature against the Lions.

“I don’t know is the honest answer,” he added. “In my mind I wanted him to play but he wasn’t fit. That’s frustrating but we’ll see where we go for the next game coming up.”

More positive news came with Adkins – speaking after Saturday’s trip to Brentford – confirming that both Jordy de Wijs and Reece Burke will start alongside each other at the heart of the Tigers’ defence.

“Jordy will start against Millwall, as will Reece Burke. Reece actually had a bit of a sore calf in the build to Brentford.

“I said I was going to utilise the squad of players knowing that it was highly unlikely Reece was going to be able to play Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday and it was the for same for Jordy.”