INJURIES MOUNTING FOR HULL
HULL City boss Steve Bruce has confirmed he will have to contend without influential midfielder Robert Snodgrass and striker Nick Powell for three games in seven days that could shape their season.
Snodgrass, 28 and Powell, 21, missed yesterday’s clash with MK Dons and Bruce will be desperate to get the pair fit and back on the field with a hectic run of Championship games on the horizon.
Snodgrass suffered a groin strain and Powell a hamstring injury. Neither is thought to be long-term, but they join midfielder Shaun Maloney in the treatment room.
Injury-plagued Ryan Taylor, who has featured in two Championship games all season, is another set for a spell on the side because of an ingrowing toenail.
Hull take on Forest on Tuesday before travelling to promotion rivals Middlesbrough on Friday with depleted numbers.
“Snodgrass tweaked a groin yesterday crossing a ball and then Powell felt his hamstring at the start of the warm-up,” explained Bruce.
Snodgrass’ prospects of answering a Scotland call-up for this month’s friendly date with Czech Republic are now in doubt as the Tigers aim to protect the winger.
Bruce is determined to ensure his charge for the Premier League is not hindered by a build-up of injuries.