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Michael Dawson poised to make a welcome return from injury for struggling Hull

Hull's Premier League survival fight has been given a boost with skipper Michael Dawson set to return to full training.

The 33-year-old defender, who has missed the Tigers' last six matches due to a calf injury, is expected to join back up with Marco Silva's squad later this week.

The club confirmed on their official website: "Dawson hasn't played since the 0-0 draw with Manchester United at the start of February, but is likely to be given the green light to join the rest of the first-team squad as they prepare for next Saturday's home game against West Ham United."

Dawson has been restricted to 19 appearances in all competitions for Hull this season.

The former Tottenham centre-half did not appear until October due to a knee ligament injury sustained in a pre-season game against Mansfield in July.

Meanwhile, the Tigers have confirmed goalkeeper David Marshall is likely to return to the squad in time for the visit of West Ham.

Marshall was withdrawn from international duty with Scotland last week due to a hip injury.

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