Facey Fitness Boost

Last updated : 07 November 2004 By Andy Beill
Photo © Paul Whiteley
Delroy Facey - playing down extent of his injury (Photo © Paul Whiteley)
The 24-year-old forward had to go off in the 84th minute of the match at Wrexham last weekend - having scored the equaliser earlier in the game - due to his hamstring. However, the extent of the injury might not be too bad for him to miss City's next fixture.

He told the Hull Daily Mail: "Usually, hamstrings are two to three weeks but it feels more like cramp than a bad pull so I'm hopeful it won't be too bad.
"I'm walking on it fairly well and if I can rest it for a few days, it should be all right. Hopefully, I'll be okay for Saturday. The way things are going, I don't want to miss any games."

If he doesn't recover in time, Peter Taylor would have one less option to replace him after loaning out Aaron Wilbraham to Oldham last week. He scored twice on his Latics debut on Saturday against former club Stockport, and is at Boundary Park for a month.

Taylor does still have Danny Allsopp and Jon Walters available to partner Nick Barmby though.