English Premiership

Silva eyes Hull January additions

2017-01-11 13:35
Robert Snodgrass (Gallo Images)

Manchester - Hull City manager Marco Silva admits he will need to bolster his stretched squad after watching his side beaten 2-0 by Manchester United Tuesday.

The Tigers held out until the 56th minute at Old Trafford in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final match, before Juan Mata hit the target and Marouane Fellaini added a second in the 87th minute.

Silva praised his players for their efforts but felt United were deserved winners on the night.

After the match, he said: "We need to improve our roster with quality players, not only one, not only two, we need some players to improve our roster."

"Man Utd deserve the victory, deserve the result. It's a pity we concede the goal in the last minutes, we tried to keep the result open for the second game.

"But I'm happy with the work, of course I'm not happy with the result, but with all the problems we had to prepare for this game, all the problems we have at the moment, I think we worked well, my boys worked well, and we continue our work."

After being able to only name six substitutes for the game with a number of key players out injured, Silva's woes were compounded when Markus Henriksen had to be withdrawn after just 19 minute with a shoulder injury.

Silva added: "We will see, at the moment he is in the hospital. We will see what happens. It is his shoulder and it looks more serious than the injury Michael Dawson had at the weekend. 

"I don’t believe he (Henriksen) will be available for the Bournemouth game."

When pressed about a reported offer of £5million from West Ham for Robert Snodgrass, Silva responded: "I don't know. I am in the game, I don't know about this [Snodgrass] offer. Of course, without doubt [we need Snodgrass to help us survive]."

Hull next face a tough fixture list that will see them face Bournemouth on Saturday at the Kingston Communications Stadium before games against Chelsea and Manchester United.

Kick off is at 17:00.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea, The American Express Community Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v West Bromwich Albion, Goodison Park 17:00
Leicester City v Watford, King Power Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth, London Stadium 17:00
Burnley v Manchester United, Turf Moor 17:00
Manchester City v Newcastle United, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
Monday, 22 January 2018
Swansea City v Liverpool, Liberty Stadium 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.