Loan Watch, on Hammill & Injury Report
I forgot one of our out on-loan players when I made my weekly (?) report yesterday.
I’m very sorry, Matt Hill! Your team Barnsley played against Hull away and you were among the starting eleven and I should have noticed that, I agree. I’ll put in a picture of you with a Barnsley shirt as an apology.
However, you lost with 2-0, perhaps because of two red cards. One of them were handed to former Wolves player Shackell after his second yellow in the last minute of ordinary time.
But before that their captain Foster – also a central defender – was sent off four minutes after the hour. And at that time Shackell got his first yellow for dissent of that ruling.
The foul by Foster was inside the area and Matty Fryatt, fresh from Leicester made no mistake and secured a lead for Hull. The second Hull goal came on injury time, just a couple of minutes after the sending off of Shackell, so that were really the decisive moments of the game.
The Barnsley manager Robins was very disappointed when talking to the press afterwards. He explained the first penalty and red card as too harsh and that it was the first Championship game in the career of the referee. And he was extra upset because the red cards meant that both his ordinary central defenders are suspended. But reports say that Hull was the better team even before the incident.
What about the rumoured Wolves signing winger Adam Hammill, then. Well, he had a very good shot at goal from 20 yards that tested the Hull keeper. And eight goals this season from the flank is not a bad goal-tally.
But don’t we have enough back-up wingers, with Mujangi Bia looking good and Kightly hopefully coming back soon? The latter return from injury is probably why Wolves are waiting with their bid to Barnsley. That’s at least my educated guess.
If Kights is back up and running without pain or swelling he should be among the ‘new 25’ in the squad in my opinion – not an unproven Premier player from the Championship.
Things are still looking up at sick-bay – despite Kevin Foley being out for another fortnight with an infected ankle.
Karl Henry is back and playing and is among the starters tomorrow against Donny along with Jody Craddock – and that’s official. Or it is to read on the official website. I very much look forward to see Jody playing again!
We have to wait a little bit longer for Dave Edwards, but he is back in full training and let me guess that he will be able to play on Saturday.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is said to be back ‘shortly’, what ever that means. I hope it means to the game against Liverpool. We need his firepower and work rate. Or will he be our ‘secret weapon’ already tomorrow?
To the loo
P.S. Video of the latest Hoff goal now inserted HERE.