Gedo returns in frustrating goalless draw for Hull despite Ahly warning
Ahmed Elmohamady and Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ both featured as Hull could only pick up a point in a 0-0 draw at the KC Stadium against Bristol City, a small step closer to automatic promotion.
Elmohamady started in his right wing-back position whilst Gedo returned upfront after recovering from his injury, playing on the right of Matty Fryatt.
Gedo played the majority of the match despite Al-Ahly’s club doctor Ehab Ali warning Hull that his injury could have long-term complications if not rested properly.
“I have been in contact with the Hull medical staff and I told them that Gedo should not play for two months,” Ehab Ali told the club’s official website.
“In case he played now, this injury could be further aggravated and may well have a negative impact on the player’s future.
“Sometimes the player feels no pain but with successive matches, this type of injury can force him on the side-lines for long spells. I also called Gedo to tell him that in his condition, playing could be dangerous.”
The third Pharaoh, Ahmed Fathi, stayed on the bench in today’s game despite impressing Steve Bruce on his full debut last weekend.
In a game that can only be described as dull, Bristol dominated the first-half testing goalkeeper David Stockdale on a few occasions, with Hull not registering a single shot on goal in the first 45 minutes.
The second half was slightly better for the Tigers. Gedo nearly found the back of the net after his header went just over the bar following a superb run into the box. Jay Simpson replaced him in the 66th minute.
Hull City pressured in the closing stages of the game dominating possession and nearly found the net in the 91st minute when George Boyd played in David Meyler but the latter was denied by a fantastic save from the Bristol goalkeeper.
Sky Sports showed scenes of Egyptian Hull City owner Assem Allam, who looked frustrated by his sides performance.
Hull travel to Barnsley in their next game a week on Saturday where three points would guarantee them promotion. However, they can be promoted as early as tomorrow when Watford take on Blackburn if the former lose.
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