Dowie hopeful over Dawson injury

The defender was stretchered off early in the second half as the

Tigers went down to a disappointing 4-1 defeat at home to Burnley.

The scoreline was 1-1 at the time and Dowie admits it was a blow to

lose such a key player with the game delicately poised. However,

scans have shown that Dawson suffered nothing more than bruising to

his leg and he is now in contention for the trip to St Andrews.

Dowie will wait until nearer kick-off before making a decision but

believes there is a good chance Dawson will be available. “I hope

he will make it for the weekend,” Dowie told the club’s official

website. “It was a nasty blow to his leg and we lost him at a

crucial time in the game. “We are hopeful and we’ll see how he is

over the next day or so.”