Hull City will be without five players for this weekend's season opener away to Sunderland in the Carabao Cup.
With James Scott and Josh Magennis away on international duty and Lewie Coyle unavailable through suspension, Head Coach Grant McCann also confirmed that both Callum Elder (groin injury) and Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (illness) would miss the trip to the Stadium of Light when speaking to the media in his pre-match press conference on Thursday afternoon.
“We’ll be missing Callum Elder this weekend,” he said. “He had an injury at the back end of last season but he’ll hopefully be back next week.
“Magennis and Scott are on internationals, Lewie Coyle is suspended and Leo Da Silva is about two or three weeks behind everyone as he’s been off ill.”
On a more positive note, McCann could hand debuts to summer signings Greg Docherty and Josh Emmanuel on Wearside, as well as newly-appointed Club captain Richie Smallwood, with Academy product Jacob Greaves also included in the travelling squad.