Football - Bruce to have Aluko at Sone

Hull manager Steve Bruce will make a late decision on whether to include Sone Aluko in his squad for the game at Watford.

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The winger is still struggling with the knee problem that kept him out of last week's win at Nottingham Forest. He returned to training this week, but is now hoping he does not suffer a reaction and could undergo a late fitness test.

Bruce has no new injury or suspension problems, but long-term casualties Jack Hobbs and Tom Cairney (both knee) are not expected to be included.

Defender Hobbs has not featured for the Tigers this season, while midfielder Cairney has been sidelined since August and although they are both close to returning they missed game time when a reserve-team fixture was called off this week.

Striker Matty Fryatt (Achilles) and defender Joe Dudgeon (knee) remain long-term absentees, but defenders Abdoulaye Faye and Liam Rosenior and German striker Nick Proschwitz are all pushing for recalls as the Tigers look to secure back-to-back away wins.

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