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Hull injuries could pave way for Gedo’s EPL debut ahead of Spurs trip
Steve Bruce will be forced to make a number of changes due to injuries ahead of Hull City’s trip to Tottenham on Sunday, which could lead to Gedo’s Premier League debut.
Forwards Danny Graham (knee) and Sone Aluko (calf) have been ruled out of Sunday’s clash at White Hart Lane, which leaves Nick Proschwitz, Aaron Mclean and Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ pushing for places in the squad this weekend.
James Chester, Robert Koren and goalkeeper Allan McGregor are also ruled out and Robbie Brady is said to be a major doubt while on-loan Spurs midfielder Jake Livermore is ineligible to feature.
“I’ve said all along it would be about how we deal with injuries and we’ve been dealt a few this week,” Bruce told the club’s official website.
“Allan McGregor is one. Robbie Brady is still sore and maybe last week was a week too early for him. Sone Aluko has got a calf problem, Danny Graham won’t play, Jake Livermore can’t play. So we’re going to have five or six missing, but we’re hoping that the people who have been knocking on my door for weeks now can come in and put on a good show.”
“Robert Koren is due to join in with training although Sunday will be a bit too early for him,” added Bruce.
“James Chester is back out on the grass but he is only about five weeks into his recovery, so it’s still early for him.
“Both players are making strides to get back. It’s just sod’s law that we start to get a couple back and lose another two or three.”
Gedo, who was also on loan at the KC Stadium last season, hit five goals in his first five starts for Hull before the goals dried up in the remainder of his appearances (a combined total of 12) to boost the Tigers’ promotion drive.
The 28-year-old Egyptian striker got his first start since April for Hull, in the reserves’ 1-1 draw against Hartlepool United last month, and he has continued to feature for the reserves as he bids for full fitness after recently recovering from injury.
However, Gedo only lasted eight minutes with Hull City’s U21s in their 2-1 win at Derby County before limping down the tunnel.
Gedo’s only competitive appearance for Hull since re-joining on loan from Al-Ahly this season came off the bench in 1-0 home win against Huddersfield Town in the Capital One Cup.