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Elmohamady: Could make his Hull debut

Elmohamady: Could make his Hull debut

Team news ahead of Saturday's Championship clash between Hull and Bolton at the KC Stadium.

Hull signed Sunderland winger Ahmed Elmohamady on a season-long loan on Thursday and he could make his debut for the Tigers if he is registered in time.

Tom Cairney is Hull manager Steve Bruce's only new injury concern.

The club is waiting for scan results to confirm the full extent of Cairney's knee injury, which he picked up during the Tigers' 3-2 Capital One Cup defeat at Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday when he was felled by a James Husband tackle.

Liam Rosenior and Robert Koren are back in contention after recovering from the injuries that kept them out of Hull's cup defeat.

Striker Matty Fryatt is still on the sidelines with an Achilles injury, but otherwise Bruce has a full squad to pick from as he looks to win his second home game of the season.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle could be without Joshua Vela and Benik Afobe.

Vela was substituted after seven minutes of Tuesday's League Cup defeat with a knee injury.

Fellow midfielder Darren Pratley replaced him on the night and is expected to start as Vela awaits the results of a recent scan.

Striker Afobe was also withdrawn in that fixture with a rib injury and faces a late fitness test. Marvin Sordell replaced him and could deputise but Coyle is more hopeful on his recovery time.

David Ngog played 45 minutes for the reserves in midweek but is still a couple of weeks away from a first team return.

Stuart Holden and David Wheater (both knee) remain long-term injury absentees.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23