Nigerian-born former England U-20 defender Moses Odubajo has set his sights on returning to full training in February after being sidelined with injury since 2016. Odubajo, 24, has not featured in a competitive game for Hull since the Championship play-off final win over Sheffield Wednesday in May 2016 after suffering a freak injury on the eve of last season.
A dislocated kneecap initially ended plans for a Premier League debut but two further setbacks have since left the right-back sidelined for a total of 17 months.
And according to Hull Daily Mail Odubajo who is still qualified to play for Nigeria as he has never been capped by England at senior level, is now hopeful he can get the green light to resume full training at the end of next month.
“I’m due to the see the specialist at the end of January and hopefully it will be good news for a return-to-play date,” Odubajo told Hull Daily Mail.
“From here it’s all pretty straightforward if things go to plan.
“I’m doing some training outdoors now which is good and I’m always around the boys again. Over the Christmas period there’ll be a little bit of rest but then get ready to go again in the New Year.
“I’m only looking forward now and fingers crossed I’ll be making my return before the end of the season.
“Only time will tell but I’m optimistic. I just feel like it’s only a matter of time before things go my way.”
Hull who also parade Super Eagles defender Ola Aina are currently 19th on 22 points in the Championship.