Bruce keeps cards close to chest

  • Last Updated: August 6 2014, 10:51 BST

Hull manager Steve Bruce kept his counsel over whether summer signings Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince would make their full debuts in Thursday's Europa League third-round qualifier against AS Trencin.

Steve Bruce could unleash Tom Ince in the Europa League
Steve Bruce could unleash Tom Ince in the Europa League

Hull manager Steve Bruce kept his counsel over whether summer signings Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince would make their full debuts in Thursday's Europa League third-round qualifier against AS Trencin.

The attacking midfielders, recruited from Norwich and Blackpool respectively, ran out for the Tigers for the first time as substitutes towards the end of last week's goalless first-leg draw in Slovakia.

Bruce has no injury concerns after winger Robbie Brady recovered from tonsillitis, but recently-recruited defenders Andrew Robertson and Harry Maguire are not eligible. Honduran centre-back Maynor Figueroa has been permitted to take an extended holiday following the World Cup.

Hull team (from): McGregor, Harper, Jakupovic, Rosenior, Dudgeon, Meyler, Davies, Elmohamady, Chester, McShane, Boyd, Huddlestone, Long, Sagbo, Snodgrass, Quinn, Livermore, Aluko, Brady, Jelavic.