Hull City handed George Honeyman injury worry ahead of Sunderland clash

Hull City are sweating on the fitness of former Sunderland midfielder George Honeyman ahead of their clash with the Black Cats on Tuesday evening.

Honeyman has been a key part of the Hull side who currently sit top of League One and are close to achieving promotion back to the Championship.

But the 26-year-old missed the Tigers’ win over Fleetwood Town on Saturday after picking up a knock in training on Friday.

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That leaves Honeyman doubtful ahead of the clash with his former club – although manager Grant McCann is hopeful that he will be available for the visit of Sunderland.

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“We weren’t going to take any risks with him and I think he’ll be okay for Tuesday night,” said McCann.

“He doesn’t want to miss any games and he’s doing everything he can to be involved on Tuesday. If it’s not Tuesday, I’d imagine he’ll be back for next Saturday but we’ll see how he is over the next 24 hours or so. He’s desperate to be involved, like everybody is."

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Hull could all-but seal promotion on Tuesday evening, but McCann is keen to avoid focusing too much on any potential permutations.

“It’s a big win for us at this stage of the season, but we need to prepare properly for the Sunderland game and make sure we keep the run going,” he said after the 2-1 triumph over the Cod Army.

“It was an important win, but until it’s mathematically possible for us to get to where we want to be, we’ll approach the Sunderland game like every other game this season.”

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