Stoke City play a Hull side ravaged by injury this weekend – with no fewer than 12 players missing from their last game against Leeds on Saturday.
Throw in the January departures of key duo Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Rosicky and it’s easy to see why they have taken a paltry two points from a possible 30 since New Year’s Day.
Keane Lewis-Potter (hamstring) – Stoke away
Jordy de Wijs (calf) – 10/14 days
Reece Burke (calf) – 2/3 weeks
Jon Toral (hamstring) – 10/14 days
Eric Lichaj (ankle) – April
Herbie Kane (ankle) – April
Josh Bowler (heel) – late March/early April
James Scott (ankle) – pre-season
Tom Eaves (ankle) – pre-season
Angus MacDonald (bowel cancer) – Unknown
Stoke, meanwhile, have the relative luxury of four major injuries for manager Michael O’Neill with James McClean, Stephen Ward, Thibaud Verlinden and Ryan Shawcross all at various stages of their treatment and recovery.