Hunt to put off foot op for Tigers

The Republic of Ireland international has been struggling with the
injury for several weeks and was forced to miss Sunday’s 5-1 defeat
at Everton. Tigers boss Phil Brown, though, is confident the injury
is manageable at present and insists he could return for this
weekend’s home clash with Arsenal. “Stephen Hunt’s damage to his
foot is one where it needs rest,” said Brown. “It’s an ongoing
concern but we’ll have to deal with it the best we can.” The
Gunners’ visit could also see the return of two other key members
of Brown’s squad; Craig Fagan and defender Andy Dawson. Fagan is
back in contention after completing a one-match ban for his sending
off against West Ham, while Dawson was forced to miss the game
against the Toffees after struggling with asthma.