Grant McCann is sweating over the fitness of key Hull City man Herbie Kane for the clash against West Brom on Sunday afternoon.

The 21-year-old has scored in the Tigers last two games, with two cracking free-kicks – the latter sealing a 2-1 win over Middlesborough.

McCann could also be without defender Callum Elder, who like Kane, was forced off in that latest win at the KCOM Stadium.

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Journalist Phillip Buckingham reported that there are inevitable doubts over the duo, who could both hand their side a selection headache.

“Grant McCann will have to check on the fitness of Callum Elder and Herbie Kane ahead of facing West Brom after both were forced off injured in the 2-1 win over Middlesbrough,” he wrote for Hull Live.

“Kane was withdrawn due to a hamstring strain after equalising with another excellent free-kick, while Elder was then taken off with concussion.

“There are inevitable doubts over both players’ involvement but McCann does have alternatives.”

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Kane has been the standout Hull performer since the Championship restart, and Slaven Bilic’s task would be made easier should he be absent.

The 20-year-old was particularly impressive against the Baggies close rivals Birmingham, making five tackles and an interception according to WhoScored, as well as finding the back of the net.

The Liverpool loanee was dragged off with a hamstring strain against Boro though, and that will most likely make it near impossible for him to feature at the Hawthorns without massive risk.

In other West Brom news, Kevin Phillips has predicted the scoreline in the upcoming clash on Sunday afternoon

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