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.