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FA charge duo over social media posts

The Football Association has charged Hull striker Yannick Sagbo and QPR loanee Benoit Assou-Ekotto with improper conduct for social media posts relating to the 'quenelle' gesture.

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri and Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho have been issued warnings over similar incidents.

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Bruce angered by McGregor incident

Hull manager Steve Bruce will take his side to Stoke on Saturday still seething over a decision that he feels cost the Tigers their chance of all but guaranteeing Barclays Premier League survival.

I will speak to (referees' chief) Mike Riley again but I seem to have called him more this year than I have in my whole career.

It is happening on too many big occasions. It has cost us at Tottenham, Swansea and West Ham and that for me is far too many.

I know it's a difficult job but we have to improve it and for me a bit of common sense has got to come back into it.

I think referees are put under too much pressure. They can't seem to referee like they used to - with a bit of common sense - and that's the disappointing thing for me.

– Hull City boss Steve Bruce

McGregor out for the season

Allan McGregor is out for the season. Credit: PA

Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor is set to be ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering kidney damage in his side's 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Wednesday.

McGregor is currently recovering in the high dependency unit of a London hospital where he is expected to spend at least another week.

More: McGregor suffers kidney damage

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Bruce to put friendship aside

Steve Bruce will put his close friendship with Sam Allardyce to one side when Hull City do battle with West Ham in the Barclays Premier League at Upton Park on Wednesday night.

You tend to find your friends are away from football but I can call Sam as one of my friends.

We both started in management at the same sort of time, him at Notts County and me at Sheffield United, 14 or 15 years ago and we've been hammer and tongs at each other since.

Every summer we get together and have a few days away and enjoy some time together.

– Hull manager Steve Bruce

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