Injured O’Brien back with Bees
Hull City are hoping injured striker Sone Aluko will return to
first-team action before the end of the month.
Aluko, 23, was expected to be sidelined for up to eight weeks
when scans revealed he had a slight tear in his Achilles tendon and
manager Steve Bruce had written off February for the former
But Aluko, whose eight goals have helped propel Hull into
automatic promotion contention following his release from Rangers
and subsequent arrival at the KC Stadium in the summer, has not
ruled out a comeback in the home game against Blackburn on February
19 or at Bolton the following Saturday.
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The 21-year-old, who saved a penalty against Middlesbrough in
the FA Cup last month, will be sidelined for up to eight weeks with
a groin injury.
“I am absolutely gutted because I was, I believe, playing well
and I was enjoying my time at the club,” he told the Bees’
“I will now miss the majority of the season, well what is left
of it, but I am determined to come back stronger than ever.”