De Jong - What Now?

The forward is nearing a comeback after four and a half months on the sidelines.

Well, I say "comeback" ... he hasn't even STARTED!

But he claims he could be involved against Hull City at the KC Stadium on January 31.

De Jong, signed from Ajax last summer, is training with his team-mates in Dubai this week.

Carver – who does not know if he will still be in charge for the Hull game – but he is hopeful de Jong, pictured, will be available for the club’s visit to the KC Stadium.

John Carver: “It was great to get Siem back on the training ground last week.

“That showed around the place, because he’s an experienced player.

“He’s a good player, and he’ll be a good player for this football club. The quicker we get him up and running the better.

“He is one guy in this squad who’s an accomplished finisher.

“If he has one or two of those chances, he’ll put them away.”