Grant McCann will not use injuries as an excuse ahead of his Hull City’s side crucial encounter with Charlton on Saturday.

As his counterpart Lee Bowyer confirmed the return to fitness of Tom Lockyer and Naby Sarr to the fold, McCann, although buoyed by the possibility of some returnees from injury, admitted his squad is ravaged for the ‘six-pointer.’

Bowyer has of course been no stranger to an injury hit squad with as many as 16 first team players on the treatment table at one time this season.

Hull currently sit one place and two points above the Addicks who occupy the relegation zone, but have the worst form in the division with no win since New Year’s Day.

Keane Lewis-Potter, who scored a late equaliser in the return fixture, returned last week against Stoke City and of those closest to a return, Jordy de Wijs and Jon Toral were both hopeful of being back in contention for the Addicks’ visit.

“We are a little bit as you were. People are getting a little bit better and we should have two or three back on the pitch today,” said McCann when asked for his team news.

“Whether the game comes too quick for them at the weekend, we will have to see how they react to training.”

“I see some of the top managers during the week complaining about two or three injuries, they should maybe take a walk into Hull City and see the nine or 10 we’ve got,” he added.

“It’s never been an excuse for us, we just get on with it and we are hoping for some positivity and some positive news heading into the weekend.

“It’s not been easy and we seem to have everything at once.”