The Hull Daily Mail has reported that Mohamed Diame has suffered a recurrence of a knee problem in training, which makes him a doubt for Hull’s game against QPR this weekend.
Diame is arguably one of the most talented players in the Hull City squad but despite the setback, nothing should change with Steve Bruce’s preparations for the game.
Hull haven’t played since the Tuesday before last where they won 2-0 against Aston Villa, which improved their standing on the Premier League table.
It was a positive result for the club and while Diame’s return to the side would have given everyone a lift, there is a valid argument to suggest that he wouldn’t have played this weekend anyway.
The paper’s report suggests that Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone and David Meyler are likely to form a three man midfield this weekend.
That shows continuity and gives those three players every chance of improving on their confidence and maintaining the momentum, which was created by that win against Villa.
If they can play well and fight hard in a winning cause this weekend, it puts pressure back onto Diame to try and fight his way back into the team.
There are 13 games left to go in the season, which means the room for Bruce to make changes and experiment is running out.
Continuity is not a bad thing at this stage of the season and sticking with the midfield three that played so well against Aston Villa is by no means a negative consequence.