Hull City latest: Youngsters tipped to solve ‘keeper crisis; Ben Arfa’s ‘fragility’

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Hull City’s reserve team boss believes young goalkeepers Rory Watson and Joe Cracknell both have what it takes to step into the Tigers’ first-team if called upon.

Steve Bruce faces a selection problem with Allan McGregor and Steve Harper both out injured and only Eldin Jakupovic to call on.

That means either Watson or Cracknell could make the bench for Hull’s game against Liverpool this weekend.

In quotes published by the Hull Daily Mail, reserve boss Tony Pennock said, “We’ve got two great ‘keepers here. Joe’s been involved with the first-team before and Rory also travelled up to Newcastle this year.

“If it happens, the boys have got to take their opportunities when they come, learn from the experience and do what they can.”

In other news, Hatem Ben Arfa has been talking about his previous behaviour in an interview with Sport Confidentiel.

In comments later published by Sky Sports, Hull’s on-loan player said, “In the past I only thought about myself. I thought I was alone in the world.

“I am very fragile, too fragile.”

The Frenchman was tipped to embrace a fresh start after moving from Newcastle United to the KC Stadium in the summer, but he is still finding his way into form and that is something he will no doubt want to improve as soon as possible.

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