Hull City pencil in Oldham date for Matty Fryatt's return
MATTY Fryatt could be in line to make his return from injury next week as he steps up his bid to feature in the climax of Hull City's season.
After seven months on the sidelines recovering from surgery on his Achilles, Fryatt has been welcomed back into full training with open arms this week.
The final stages of his rehabilitation will see the 27-year-old target a comeback fixture and that could come in Stephen Clemence's reserves side next week.
City travel to Oldham on Tuesday and though a final decision on Fryatt's involvement is yet to be made, it is a fixture under consideration by the Tigers' medical staff.
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"We'll see how he is after coming back into full training but that could be a possibility," said manager Steve Bruce, in reference to next week's game at Oldham.
"He trained Monday and Tuesday and he could still be a big plus for us in the last few weeks of the season.
"It's clear he's kept himself in magnificent nick and given himself the best possible chance to come back as soon as he can.
"We still have to be careful with him. We'll wait and see if there's any sort of reaction first but it's been promising to see him back involved. I certainly hope he's still got some part to play this season."
Fryatt's role in City's campaign is destined to be minimal after he sustained an Achilles injury in the League Cup win over Rotherham on August 11.
The former Leicester striker, who finished the last two seasons as the Tigers' top goalscorer, is yet to play a single minute of the Championship season, but is on course to pep up City's attack during April.
The most Fryatt could hope for at Oldham would be a 45-minute cameo but an arduous road back to fitness is nearing its end.