McShane back for Hull

Republic of Ireland defender Paul McShane has overcome the hamstring injury that has ruled him out of the last three games for Hull City.

Republic of Ireland defender Paul McShane has overcome the hamstring injury that has ruled him out of the last three games for Hull City.

Midfielder Dean Marney is doubtful for tomorrow’s Premier League visit of Chelsea due to a calf problem.

Marney has been overlooked for the Tigers’ last four fixtures but could have been in line for an opportunity with Seyi Olofinjana now at the African Nations Cup.

The likes of Anthony Gardner, Andy Dawson, Stephen Hunt, George Boateng and Craig Fagan could return after being rested for last week’s FA Cup defeat at Wigan.

Jimmy Bullard (knee) is likely to be out until the end of the month and Daniel Cousin is also on international duty.

Provisional squad: Myhill, Mendy, McShane, Mouyokolo, Gardner, Zayatte, Dawson, Kilbane, Garcia, Marney, Barmby, Geovanni, Boateng, Cairney, Hunt, Ghilas, Altidore, Fagan, Vennegoor of Hesselink, Duke.

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