Achilles woe for Aluko

Hull City forward Sone Aluko is set to be out until February with a torn Achilles, manager Steve Bruce has confirmed.

Aluko, who missed the second half of last season due to Achilles surgery, had been sidelined recently with a calf problem but was named in Hull's starting XI to face Sunderland last Saturday.

However, after complaining of discomfort in the warm-up, he was withdrawn and Bruce revealed on Thursday that the 24-year-old is now facing a lengthy lay-off.