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Livermore set for Hull return after drugs suspension

Jake Livermore has not played since May. Credit: PA

Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore is set to return to action on Tuesday night's in his side's Capital One Cup tie against Swansea.

The former Spurs youngster will be in The Tigers' squad - likely on the bench - for the first time since May.

Livermore was suspended towards the end of last season after testing positive for cocaine following a match.

Following the death of his son, Livermore used the drug after battling depression and avoided a longer ban as the Football Association took the extenuating circumstances into account.


Hull midfielder avoids drugs ban over cocaine test

Jake Livermore was suspended in May. Credit: PA

Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore will not be banned after he tested positive for cocaine last season.

The Football Association originally suspended the former Spurs player after the substance was found in his system following the death of his newborn son.

Livermore could have faced up to a two-year ban for the positive test, but the mitigating circumstances were taken into account during a personal hearing last week.

Arsenal youngster Akpom scores in Hull win

Sam Clucas scored on his first appearance for Hull. Credit: PA

Sam Clucas and Chuba Akpom got Hull's Championship season off to a strong start with debut goals in a 2-0 win over Huddersfield at the KC Stadium.

Former Chesterfield winger Clucas opened the scoring after 38 minutes when his first effort from an Ahmed Elmohamady cross came back off Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies and he netted the rebound.

Arsenal loanee Akpom added a second when he shot high into the goal after working space on the right side of the area.

Chuba Akpom netted the second. Credit: PA


West Brom complete deal for Hull defender

James Chester has earned a move. Credit: PA

West Brom have signed defender James Chester from Hull City, the two clubs have confirmed.

Former Manchester United youngster Chester has penned a four-year deal at The Hawthorns.

West Brom agree deal for Hull defender

James Chester is off to The Hawthorns. Credit: PA

West Brom have agreed a deal worth up to £8million for Hull defender James Chester.

The 26-year-old is due at the club for a medical on Tuesday afternoon with terms agreed to move to The Hawthorns.

He is expected to tie up the switch within the next 24 hours after leaving Hull's training camp in Austria as Tony Pulis' recruitment drive gathers pace.

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