Hull City striker Will Keane is set for a return to first-team action after the international break after returning to training, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

Keane has been out for 12 months after suffering a cruciate ligament injury on his knee against Southampton in the Premier League in November last year. This is a boost for Hull who have been struggling this season.

The Tigers’ boss Leonid Slutsky is said to be delighted that Keane is returning from injury, despite admitting he has never seen him play before. Keane joined Hull from Manchester United last summer for £1 million when they were managed by former United assistant manager Mike Phelan. He only played 5 games before getting injured.

The 24 year-old is the brother of Everton and England defender Michael Keane. Will also started his career with Manchester United, who he joined at the age of 11. He worked his way up the United academy and represented England at U16. U17, U19, U20 and U21 level.

Keane has had loan spells out at Wigan Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End before leaving Manchester United on a permanent deal to join the Tigers.

Brazilian midfielder Evandro is also expected back from injury for Hull after the international back. They have been unfortunate with injuries and still have Moses Odubajo out with a long-term injury. Nevertheless, the return of Will Keane and Evandro are big boosts for Hull. They have lost their last 3 games and are 20th in the league but will be looking to bounce back with a win over Ipswich on Saturday.

 


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