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Sheffield Wednesday: Fryatt eyes Hull comeback

Matty Fryatt celebrates his goal for Hull against Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-final

Matty Fryatt celebrates his goal for Hull against Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-final

Matty Fryatt could return to Hull’s Premier League side to face Fulham on Saturday - as manager Steve Bruce hopes that he will stay with the Tigers.

Bruce has confirmed that the striker who is on the Owls’ wish list has been promised the offer of a new contract and a run in the team “some time”. Fryatt has not started a league game this season for the Tigers but fitness concerns over Shane Long and Sone Aluko could put him into Bruce’s plans this weekend

The Hull boss also has Nikica Jelavic and Yannock Sagbo in his striker pool. “The reason we’ve got to an FA Cup final is by being able to rely on players like Fryatt,” said Bruce. “If we’re going to improve as a squad, they understand there needs to be competition.

“Jelavic and Long are not a shoo-in every week. That would be wrong for me to say that.” Bruce will open talks with Fryatt once Hull’s safety is sealed - and he says that the striker would be offered a deal even if they went down.

Wednesday are keeping track of Fryatt and know they are likely to face competition if he decides to leave Hull.

 

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