London - Hull City manager, Steve Bruce, has revealed that
Anglo-Nigerian defender Moses Odubajo had to be replaced seven minutes before
the end of contest against Bristol City on Saturday because he was protecting
him from being booked.
Assuming the England youth international was yellow-carded
at the Ashton Gate Stadium, he would have been hit with an automatic one–game suspension,
having previously received yellow cards in four previous matches.
Odubajo was cautioned for the first time this season against
Wolves in August before accumulating bookings in games against Preston North
End, Brighton & Hove and Milton Keynes Dons.
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“But the suspensions are the reason I took Moses Odubajo off
in the last 15 minutes because if he had picked up a yellow card, he would have
been missing for the Derby game too,” Steve Bruce told Hull City's official website.
“I needed at least one of my full-backs (with Robertson
already having been booked). We’ll have a look at things during the week.”
Odubajo has made 16 starts for Hull City since arriving at
the KC Stadium on a L3.5 million deal from Brentford in August.
Meanwhile, on a positive note, Nigeria international Sone
Aluko made his return from injury when he replaced Moses Odubajo in the 83rd
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