Joseph To Return

Last updated : 14 August 2004 By Andy Beill
Photo © Paul Whiteley
Marc Joseph - back in action (Photo © Paul Whiteley)
Joseph suffered a head injury on the opening day of the season and subsequently missed Tuesday's win at Torquay. However, he's now had the stitches removed and will be available for selection tomorrow.

He may be reinstated to his regular centre back position, with Leon Cort dropping down to the bench again, or he could take up the right-back position. Richard Hinds has played there for the opening two games in Alton Thelwell's absence, but Joseph - who has often played in that position before - may get the nod tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Andy Dawson is struggling with flu so Taylor could go for Cort and Joseph in the centre of defence, with Delaney moving across to cover left-back. Roland Edge and Michael Keane also travel with the squad in case Dawson is out.

Aaron Wilbraham drops out though as he serves the first of a three-game suspension. Delroy Facey is tipped to take his place on the bench, and would be making his Tigers debut if he comes on.

Expected line-up (4-4-2): Myhill; Joseph, Cort, Delaney, Dawson; Green, Ashbee, Lewis, Elliott; Allsopp, Barmby.