Hull City boss Grant McCann has revealed that midfielder Jon Toral is scheduled to return to action next week following a lengthy spell out through injury.
Toral looks set to make his return with the Tigers’ Under-23s next week having not featured since suffering a knee injury in November, missing 19 games in all.
Friday’s Championship clash against Swansea City will come too soon but Toral will look to step up his match fitness with reserve action.
McCann said (via Hull Live): “Jon has had a good week’s training and is getting fitter and sharper.
“It would be good to get him another week and then he starts to come into the thinking then.
“It is nice. Jon is a player we think highly of and he can add that bit quality to your team. He can unlock a defence and pick a pass. It’ll be good once we get him back up to full speed.
“There’s a 23s game coming up over the next week or so and we’ll look to get a few of the boys minutes in that.”
Hull have also bee given the boost that Toral has been joined in full training this week by former-Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart, who has now recovered from his own long-term injury.
Stewart broke his metatarsal playing for the Tigers in their 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough in November.