Hull City get huge boost: Prolific striker set to return in time for play-offs

Hull have received a massive injury boost ahead of their play-off match against Derby County.

Striker, Abel Hernandez, is set to return in time for the crucial match against their Championship rivals at Wembley after missing the previous fixture against Bolton, which the Tigers lost 1-0, with a sore ankle. However, the injury isn’t serious and the 25-year-old’s exclusion from the squad was mainly just a precaution.

Hernandez is said to be returning in Hull’s match against Rotherham at the weekend.

“It was just the knock he got a week ago,” Steve Bruce, Hull’s manager said.

“He’s had a bit of a sore ankle so we weren’t taking any chances.

“We’ve got to look after him because when we’re without him we find it difficult to score.

“He will play (against Rotherham). If we’d have needed him, he could have played but with the knock we just wanted to make sure he was 100 per cent.

“We’ll have to see how people are because it’s going to be a big week getting ready for the play-offs.”

The striker is a huge part of Hull’s first team, having featured in 41 matches, scoring 20 goals and assisting four. Therefore, Steve Bruce will be relieved that he’s set to be a part of what could be the Tigers’ promotion back to the Premier League. Hernandez has managed to stay fit for the majority of the season, so it stands to reason that his recovery from this minor knock has been quick.

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