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Team News: Larsson To Play A Part From Bench, Late Decision On Stewart Fitness

11 August 2017
New signing Seb Larsson is set to play a part off the bench when the Tigers host Burton Albion at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.

Despite not having a full pre-season under his belt, Larsson, who signed for the Club on Wednesday, has impressed sufficiently in training over the last couple of days to persuade Head Coach Leonid Slutsky that he is ready to play some part this weekend.

Max Clark will continue at left back following an impressive debut against Aston Villa last weekend, while a late decision will be made on the fitness of midfielder Kevin Stewart after he missed the season opener with an ankle problem.

There are no fresh injury concerns for Slutsky, with David Marshall, Evandro, Will Keane, Ryan Mason and Moses Odubajo all still ruled out.

After making eight changes for their midweek Carabao Cup win at Oldham, Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough is likely to revert to a similar starting eleven to last weekend when they opened the season with a 1-0 defeat at home to Cardiff.

Hope Akpan, who had a short spell with the Tigers in 2011, will hope to keep his place after making his Brewers debut in midweek but defender Tom Flanagan looks unlikely to feature as he continues to build his fitness after signing a new deal with the club on Wednesday. Another former Tiger, Stephen Bywater, will battle Connor Ripley for the goalkeeping gloves.

 

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