Hull City boss Grant McCann was pleased to see Jon Toral return to the side on Saturday.

The Tigers lost 3-2 against QPR at the KCOM Stadium but were able to substitute the Spanish midfielder into the game.

Toral, who is 24 years-old, has had his injury problems since joining Hull from Arsenal in August 2017 for a fee of around £3 million.

He made just 11 appearances last season in all competitions and has been sidelined for much of the start of this campaign.

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However, after welcoming him back at the weekend, Hull are hoping to see a lot more of him this term.

Grant McCann told their official club website on Saturday: “I was pleased for Jon. It was unfortunate for him that he was just about to come on when they got the first penalty. We were bringing him on to try and win the game for us because we felt as though he could make an impact and get in-between their lines. So, it wasn’t nice for Jon to come on straight after they’d made it 2-1.”

But, he did fine when he came on and it was good to see him get an assist for Josh Magennis’ goal, which was a nice finish as well. Jon – and he would tell you this himself – he hasn’t been fit for a long enough spell since coming here and everyone here will be trying their best to change that.”


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