Steve Bruce, Hull City manager, said that James Chester will have to receive surgery after suffering a dislocated shoulder in the team’s 3-0 defeat on Sunday to West Ham, something that gives many fans and sportsbook software services plenty of reasons for concern, especially since the team is already riddled with injuries.
At Upton Park, the player had to pull out of the game shortly before the break.
Hull City entered game without the services of 6 first-team regular players, and the team will see that their power on the pitch will lessen with Chester spending time on the sidelines, while Alex, the manager’s son, may not make it to the Liverpool trip on the 31st of January because of a problem with his thigh.
“We’ve got seven or eight big players missing and second half it did show,” said Bruce. “We made awful mistakes. But we can’t keep bleating on about it, we’ve got to roll up our sleeves.
“James Chester has dislocated his shoulder. He’ll need an operation.
“Alex Bruce has pulled a thigh, he’ll be touch and go for two weeks’ time. It’s all hands to the pump at the moment.”
In the game’s first half, the team were punished for missing composure, and when the break was over, goals scored by Andy Carroll, Morgan Amalfitano as well Stewart Downing saw West Ham win the match.
Bruce was not very happy at all with the opportunities missed by his side in the first half.
“You’ve got to take your chances,” said the manager.
“We haven’t taken them often enough. We’ve got ourselves in wonderful positions and we should have been up after three or four minutes.
“We’ve gifted West Ham their opportunities and they’ve taken them. It’s become a recurrence.”
As Hull is seriously hurt by injuries, and as they struggle to become more consistent, the manager said that he would like to move the team away from the relegation area by boosting his squad before the transfer window comes to an end.
“We’re trying to improve the squad and if there’s somebody out there within the budget, we will try our best,” Bruce said.
“Let’s hope that can give everybody a lift if we do get one through the door.”
When it comes to in Chester, sportsbook software services can see that the team just lost a key a piece to their squad, and they would like to see how they deal with so many injured players. However, many fans are optimistic and believe they’ll find a way.