BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
SCOTLAND goalkeeper Allan McGregor has made his long-awaited comeback from injury following six months on the sidelines.
The 34-year-old made a major step forward in his recovery by playing the full 90 minutes for Hull City’s under-23 side on Monday evening, emerging unscathed as the Tigers slumped to a 4-1 defeat against Bolton.
McGregor’s display was watched by Hull assistant Neil McDonald as the former Rangers stopper nears a top-team return.
He has not played a competitive fixture since a 5-1 win over Rotherham United in May after being diagnosed with a back injury which required surgery in the summer.
Initially expected to be out until at least December, McGregor has returned to action well ahead of schedule and will challenge Scotland colleague David Marshall for the No.1 spot at the KCOM Stadium.