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Robinho in frame for Hull return

Robinho smiling

Robinho smiling

Robinho is in the frame to face Hull City on Saturday in what would be the Brazil star's first Barclays Premier League appearance since the opening days of the season.

Robi's stress fracture is healed and the talented record signing is "looking sharper by the day" as he fights to impress manager Mark Hughes leading up to the crucial home game with Hull.

First-team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki said: "We were pleased he didn't play with Brazil because he wasn't ready. But he had good training and treatment with them and has come back looking sharper. Things look very promising for him in terms of the weekend, he should be up for selection."

Robinho's possible return, for his first Premier League game since the first home game against Wolves on August 22, is sure to have an effect on the last remaining tickets for the Hull game.

Saturday's match presents Mark Hughes' men the chance to end a run of six Premier League draws before the Carling Cup quarter-final against Arsenal and Chelsea's visit on Saturday week.

Tickets are available for the Hull City and Arsenal matches.  There is no booking fee when buying online at www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets or call 0870 062 1894, lines open seven days a week. There is a £2.00 booking fee per ticket on all telephone bookings.

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