“I will speak to my medical team and my staff, whether I put Jake in on Tuesday, I’ll make up my mind in the next 24 hours”.
Swansea had a mixed Premier League record at Hull before the Tigers’ relegation at the end of last season, winning once and losing once as two closely-fought games finished 1-0.
Team news for the Capital One Cup clash between Hull City and Swansea City at the KC Stadium on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.
It is worth noting that Monk’s side have failed to find the net in either of their last two fixtures, while the Tigers have leaked just two goals in their last five matches in all competitions.
“Jake has been working extremely hard and has now been with us for eight to nine days”, Bruce told The Yorkshire Post.
Manager Garry Monk says a few bumps and bruises will be assessed after Saturday’s draw with Everton but several first-team regulars seem certain to be stood down ahead of their next Premier League test at Southampton.
Therefore, punters are advised to snap up the juicy 2/1 (3.0) quote for Hull City to maintain their fine form on home turf by taking the Swans’ scalp in the Capital One Cup. Bruce’s big decision over his squad surrounds Jake Livermore, who is back in full training after escaping suspension for his drugs ban.
Chuba Akpom, David Meyler, Ryan Taylor, Ahmed Elmohamady, Isaac Hayden and Greg Luer are hoping to benefit with recalls to the first XI.
Bruce said: “We have had a tough schedule with all the travelling but this is an important time and, to me, this is a great opportunity to play the players who need to play”.
The Swans have enjoyed a promising start this time around in the top flight with a weekend goalless draw at home to Everton leaving the club seventh in the fledgling table. “There are improvements to make, of course, but he knows what I am looking for”.