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Hill Welcomes Back Five Players

1 November 2012

Reds boss has quintet back in the fold

Reds boss Keith Hill met with the media ahead of Saturday's trip to face Hull City.

Hill has had welcome news this week with the return of five players onto the training pitch.

“We’ve had Jim O’Brien train with us, Jim McNulty, Martin Cranie, Toni Silva, Mido.
“So we’re just looking at Diggers (Paul Digby) and Craig Davies as the major concern.

“They’ve not played any game-time and that’s where it’s difficult. We will have to play them at some point. I’ll have to take the risk.

“It’s great to see them on the training pitch. It’s competition for places as well. We’re happy to get those players back.”

Aside from the promising news on the injury front, Hill is still working tremendously hard to make additions to his squad.

"We've requested from a lot of football clubs the possibility of loaning players,” he said. “We've had, not a negative response, but a 'not at this moment' response. One of the players has chosen to keep his options open.

Hill is preparing his troops to face a Hull City side that sits sixth in the league table.

“There’s a lot of players on our list. There’s nothing imminent, so let’s not be disrespectful of the players that we’ve got. I’ve got no frustrations, I’ll work with what players we’ve got and I’m more than happy to do that.”

“They’ve spent two-and-a-half million pound on a striker,” said Hill.

“Good players. Good Manager. They’ll be there or thereabouts but everybody’s capable of beating each other in the Championship, that’s one thing I have witnessed this season.
“It’s a task but it’s a task that we’re up to.

“We’ve got to cut out the individual mistakes against Forest. What do I want from my players? Much of the same without the mistakes.”

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