He is now a doubt as PSG resume their domestic exertions
December 26, 2014 10:29PM
McGregor played in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Stoke City having struggled with a shoulder injury in the build-up, meaning that Robert Snodgrass (knee) is Hull's only definite absentee. The Belgian Cup winners have no fresh injury concerns and could welcome back South African midfielder Ayanda Patosi, who is close to recovering from a knee problem picked up in pre-season. Bruce's side will take comfort from the fact their opponents have never won a competitive fixture in FIFA, having tasted defeat to FIFA in FIFA Coins 2003 and Newcastle two years previously. The mood around the KC Stadium is likely to have been boosted further by the capture of long-term transfer target Michael Dawson from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee. The 30-year old has signed a three-year deal at the club but is ineligible for this encounter.Defender David Luiz could miss out as defending Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain make the tricky trip to Rennes on Saturday.The centre-back, who arrived in a big-money move from FIFA in the transfer window, damaged knee cartilage while on international duty for Brazil against Colombia last Friday.Having missed Brazil's meeting with Ecuador on Tuesday, he is now a doubt as PSG resume their domestic exertions at the Stade de Route de Lorient.And, with a Champions League visit to Dutch champions Ajax coming just four days after PSG's visit to Brittany, it would be no surprise if coach Laurent Blanc decided to leave DavidLuiz out of the clash with last season's Coupe de France runners-up.Should the Brazilian miss the FIFA itwill leave PSG without their first-choice centre-back pairing, with captain and compatriot Thiago Silva still unavailable due to a hamstring injury he suffered in a friendly with Napoli last month.Their countryman Marquinhos will likely partner Zoumana Camara at the heart of the back four if David Luiz is unable to recover.On loan Toulouse right-back Serge Auriercan also play in the centre, although he may also be omitted after suffering a head injury in Cote d'Ivoire's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Cameroon on Wednesday.It is perhaps the wrong FIFA for PSG to be making changes in defenceconsidering that Rennes head into the FIFA on the back of a strong start to the campaign and have proved difficult opposition for the capital club in the recent past.
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