Dawson tipped to face Potters

Dawson tipped to face Potters

Hull City are hoping to welcome back defender Michael Dawson when they take on Stoke City at the KCOM Stadium this weekend.

The Tigers are in need of a boost after they were hammered 6-1 by Bournemouth at the weekend, while defender Andy Robertson has also been ruled out for two months with a calf problem.

Boss Mike Phelan could now decide to recall the influential Dawson, who has been on the sidelines since picking up a serious knee injury in pre-season.

Dawson came through 90 minutes for the Development side on Friday night in their 4-0 win over Leeds United and could be in line to face the Potters in what is being billed as a must-win clash.

Dawson's experience has never been needed more and it looks as though Phelan is ready to throw him back in.