Hull City

McCann Delivers Positive Injury Update

08 September 2019
Grant McCann has delivered positive news on the injury front after revealing Stephen Kingsley, Matthew Pennington, Jon Toral and Reece Burke all have a ‘fighting chance’ of being fit for next weekend’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Wigan Athletic at the KCOM Stadium.

Pennington (calf), Burke and Toral (both hamstring) all departed the action early in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Millwall, while Kingsley missed out on the trip to The Den after picking up a hamstring problem in training in the build-up to the game.

Reflecting on the progress of the quartet, McCann said: “Stephen, Matty, Jon and Reece all have a fighting chance of being fit for the Wigan game, which is really positive news.

“A couple of them were out on the grass on Friday, doing some running with our conditioning coach Alex, and hopefully they’ll all be back out with him again on Monday or Tuesday.

“If that proves to be the case, then we’ll just have to see how things go from there with regards to (their availability for) the Wigan game.”

McCann also provided further encouragement on Dan Batty (ankle) and deadline day signing Callum Elder, who is yet to feature in a black and amber shirt following his arrival from Leicester City due to a calf problem.

“Callum is making good progress,” added the Tigers’ Head Coach. “He played in the behind-closed-doors game against the U23s at the training ground on Friday and it was really good to get him some minutes.

“I think played around 40-45 minutes in total, as well as training before and after the game, and it’s great to see him getting up to speed.

“Dan Batty is also coming along really well after the ankle injury he suffered at Preston.

“He’s out of the protective boot now, which is great news, although I’m not too sure where we are in terms of a timescale for him to make his come back just yet.”