Hull boss claims FA Cup break will help Tigers in Premier League relegation fight

first_img1 Hull City manager Steve Bruce Steve Bruce is sticking with his Hull City squad to keep the struggling club up this season.The Tigers boss has sent Tom Ince out on loan to Championship side Derby and Harry Maguire joined him by dropping down a division to help Wigan.But Bruce does not expect his side to come up short in the relegation battle as they have a number of players, including Mo Diame, who are returning from injury.Hull are 16th in the table after beating Aston Villa 2-0 in their last Premier League game on February 10 and return to action this weekend when they face fellow strugglers QPR on Saturday.And Bruce feels the break over the FA Cup weekend will only work in their favour.“It will allow those players that have come in and done a wonderful job in the last couple of games to recover,” Bruce said.“It will also help some of our injuries to recover. I had to leave two or three players out of the squad (against Villa) and I also let Harry Maguire out on loan because we’re getting a few people back fit.“Mo is hopefully just around the corner. He may have a chance for the QPR game. Let’s hope he can.”last_img read more

West Ham ‘make £16m offer’ for World Cup ace also wanted by Liverpool and Everton

first_img LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The 29-year-old only joined Besiktas in January after five successful years with Dynamo Kyiv, but it is looking likely he will leave Turkey this summer – with a host of clubs interested in securing his services. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Everton and Liverpool have been keeping tabs on Vida throughout the World Cup, but one of their Premier League rivals have made the first move in trying to acquire the defender.According to NTV Spor, West Ham have made a formal approach for Vida, submitting to Besiktas a bid worth around £16m (€18m). IN DEMAND Vida caught the eye with some impressive performances at the World Cup TOP WORK West Ham have made a £16million bid for Croatia star Domagoj Vida, according to reports.Vida, the Besiktas centre-back, has emerged as one of the finest defenders throughout the World Cup, having starred as Croatia reached their first ever final before suffering defeat at the hands of France. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2 2 RANKED moving on Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Latest transfer news Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father three-way race Vida could leave Besiktas just six months after joining The Hammers’ offer has been rejected with Besiktas regarding it as too low, and the Turkish side are prepared to wait until the end of the transfer window before selling Vida to drive the price up, especially as a bidding war may begin due to Everton and Liverpool’s interest in the 29-year-old.last_img read more