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Wellbeck worry for trip to Hull

Danny Welbeck is a doubt for Manchester United's Boxing Day trip to Hull.

Welbeck suffered a bang on the knee during Saturday's win over West Ham and, though fears of a repeat of the injury that ruled him out earlier in the season have been dispelled, he is in a race to be fit for tomorrow.

Michael Carrick (Achilles) and Robin van Persie (thigh) are unlikely to be involved and Marouane Fellaini (wrist) is definitely out but Anders Lindegaard should be back after a hip problem.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Johnstone, Rafael, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Vidic, Fabio, Valencia, Nani, Jones, Fletcher, Cleverley, Giggs, Anderson, Young, Zaha, Januzaj, Rooney, Welbeck, Kagawa, Hernandez.


Pedalling for the troops: police officers get on their bikes for the Yorkshire squaddies

A group of Humberside Police Officers and staff from Hull are setting off a 358 mile bike ride today to raise money for the 3rd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment. They'll be setting off from Warminster at 9am and they are heading all the way to Hull after a quick stop in London.

If all goes to plan the troop of cyclists will finish up at the KC Stadium just in time to join the Hull City v Barnsley match on Sunday afternoon.

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Hull City Supporters: Club should trial standing area

Hull City Official Supporters Club say they are backing a trial run of standing areas at the KC Stadium, citing the recent review of the Hillsborough Disaster as justification.

Supporters agree with Vice-Chairman Ehab Allam that stadiums in the UK should be like their European counterparts.

  • Stadiums were required to become all-seater stadiums by 1994 after Lord Justice Taylor's report into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives.

Supporters say the previous Hillsborough reports have mis-led the public, blaming terraces for the disaster. They say bringing back standing room will open up the stadium to more people and will improve the atmosphere at the games.

However, for Hull City and other clubs that have expressed an interest in returning to standing terraces, such as Aston Villa, a new Government directive would be needed.

Steve Agnew joining Hull as Assistant Manager

The 46-year-old has agreed to take the vacant assistant manager’s position at the KC Stadium.

Agnew was Middlesborough’s reserve team manager, guiding his side to back-to-back Central League (East) titles and the 2012 North Riding Senior Cup.

He has had a big part to play in the emergence of Curtis Main over the past year, putting the young striker through his paces in extra training sessions to help harness the teenager’s undoubted talent.