Exeter City v Hull City

22 Aug

Harry Maguire


Hull have had only 13 senior players to choose from for the first two matches of the season

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Exeter’s injury problems have eased for their EFL Cup second-round tie against Premier League side Hull.

Joel Grant (calf) is fit, Matt Oakley and David Wheeler should be available, while Robbie Simpson will feature despite suffering a head injury.

Hull hope to add the returning Harry Maguire (ankle) to their squad.

Youngsters Greg Olley, Josh Clackstone, Jarrod Bowen and Greg Luer are in contention as manager Mike Phelan looks to rotate his threadbare squad.

“At this moment everyone’s happy with the performances and they all want to play,” said Phelan, whose side have won their first two Premier League matches this season, despite a troubled summer and having just 13 fit senior players to choose from.

“There will be a couple of changes, but I won’t mix it up too much because I know we’re in a good groove.”

Match facts

  • Hull have won five of their past seven matches against Exeter, dating back to 1999-00 (D1 L1).
  • Nine of Exeter’s past 11 League Cup games have been at home (W2 L7).
  • Exeter have never beaten a Premier League opponent in the League Cup (L2).

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