Hull defender Michael Dawson is on the verge of making his return to action following three frustrating months on the sidelines.

Tigers defender nearing return

Tigers defender nearing return

The 32-year-old has been unavailable for nearly three months with a knee ligament injury, which he sustained in the pre-season clash at Mansfield in July.

However, the former Spurs man has been working hard in rehabilitation and looks set to provide caretaker boss Mike Phelan with a timely boost.

Phelan has been without a number of key players all season and Dawson will hope he can help to provide a bit more stability as he looks in contention to feature against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Dawson said: “It’s been a frustrating time for me. When you are in the treatment room, it’s the worst part of being a footballer.

“It’s difficult at times but you know if you work hard during your rehabilitation period you’ll get your reward. I’ve worked hard to be where I am now.

“I’m just about ready to return to action.

“The boys have been magnificent given everything thrown at us during the summer. And I can’t wait to get the kit back on and be involved.”