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Matt Fryatt could be out for season with achilles trouble

Hull fear Fryatt could be out for season as achilles injury takes further setback

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UPDATED:

21:52 GMT, 4 October 2012

Hull striker Matt Fryatt, 26, could be out for the season after breaking down in his recovery from an achilles injury. He will undergo surgery.

'It looks like Matt is going to have to have an operation after he broke down this morning,' boss Steve Bruce told the BBC.

'It's devastating news but we just have to deal with it.'

Blow: Steve Bruce will miss his striker

Blow: Steve Bruce will miss his striker

Championship final day, live: Follow the promotion action

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL DAY LIVE: Follow all the action from around the grounds

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UPDATED:

11:07 GMT, 28 April 2012

It's D-Day in the npower Championship as clubs at the top of table battle to secure an automatic promotion or play-off place. Will it be West Ham or Southampton joining Reading in the Barclays Premier League and can Middlesbrough sneak into the play-offs Sportsmail brings you all the action.

The npower Championship

Southampton v Coventry
West Ham v Hull

Barnsley v Brighton
Birmingham v Reading
Burnley v Bristol City
Crystal Palace v Cardiff
Derby v Peterborough
Doncaster v Ipswich
Leeds United v Leicester
Millwall v Blackpool
Nott'm Forest v Portsmouth
Watford v Middlesbrough

(all games start at 12.30pm)

12.07: And here's how they line up at St Mary's: Southampton: Davis, Butterfield, Hooiveld, Fonte, Fox, Do Prado, Schneiderlin, Hammond, Lallana, Sharp, Lambert. Subs: Bialkowski, Harding, Cork, De Ridder, Puncheon.

Coventry: Murphy, Clarke, Cranie, Willis, Hussey, Baker, Norwood, Thomas, Bigirimana, McSheffrey, McDonald. Subs: Dunn, Platt, Jeffers, Roberts, Henderson.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

12.06: Here are the teams from Upton Park: West Ham: Green, Demel, Reid, Tomkins, Taylor, O'Neil, Noble, Nolan, Lansbury, Cole, Vaz Te. Subs: McCartney, Baldock, Maynard, Collison, Faubert.

Hull: Mannone, Rosenior, Chester, Cooper, Dawson, Cairney, McKenna, Evans, Garcia, Fryatt, King. Subs: Oxley, Stewart, Brady, Bradley, Cullen.

Referee: Nigel Miller (Durham)

12.05: An email has flooded in from Parkesy in Wanstead: 'You Irrrroooooooons!'

12.01: You can share your thoughts on the day's action thusly: [email protected] or Twitter: @TomBellwood.

Would like to hear from Hammers fans, Saints fans and hopeful Boro fans. Or if you're one of the unlucky bunch to have already been relegated. Direct your missives to the above address. Tar.

11.54: And let's not forget Middlesbrough who can sneak into the play-offs. If Cardiff lose to Crystal Palace and Boro beat Watford at Vicarage Road, they'll be in the final four for a place in the top flight.

If the Eagle draw, however, Boro will need a swing of 10+ goals to make it. So I think we can chalk that scenario off.

11.45am: Here we go then, the final day of Championship action, the 2011-12 season comes to a close with a final automatic promotion place still up for grabs.

Nerves will be frayed at Upton Park and St Mary's as West Ham and Southampton sweat it out on a lucrative place in the Barclays Premier League.

The equation is simple(ish): If Southampton draw and West Ham win by four or more goals, the Hammers are promoted.

BUT… If Saints draw and West Ham win by three goals, it goes to goals scored (currently Southampton 81, West Ham 79).

And finally… (stay with it): If both clubs finish level on points, goal difference and goals scored, it goes to head-to-head records between the two teams. And in that scenario, Southampton would be promoted courtesy of a 1-0 win in October and 1-1 draw in February.

Have you got all that Good.

Jackpot! Reading have returned to the top flight and the attendant riches of the Barclays Premier League... but who will join them

Jackpot! Reading have returned to the top flight and the attendant riches of the Barclays Premier League… but who will join them

Blackpool 1 Hull 1: Blackpool 1 Hull 1: Seasiders" charge dented by poacher Fryatt

Blackpool 1 Hull 1: Seasiders' charge dented by poacher Fryatt

Thomas Ince provided the kind of finish his prospective team-mate Robbie Fowler would have been proud of — only for a bout of panic at the back to deprive his Blackpool side of victory.

Ian Holloway has talked excitedly about the lift Fowler has brought to the club since turning up unexpectedly on their doorstep looking for a short-term deal.

Body on line: Hull City's Liam Rosenior (left) blocks a shot by Blackpool's Kevin Phillips

Body on line: Hull City's Liam Rosenior (left) blocks a shot by Blackpool's Kevin Phillips

MATCH FACTS

Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Baptiste, Wilson, Crainey, Ormerod (LuaLua 84),Southern, Ferguson, Ince, Kevin Phillips (Evatt 84), Bednar (Fleck 70).

Subs Not Used: Halstead, Dicko.

Goals: Ince 27.

Hull: Mannone, Rosenior, Chester, Hobbs, Dawson, Mclean (Cullen 75), Olofinjana (Evans 61), McKenna, Stewart (King 61), Koren, Fryatt.

Subs Not Used: Gulacsi,Dudgeon.

Booked: Rosenior,Evans.

Goals: Fryatt 90.

Attendance: 12,491

Referee: Eddie Ilderton

Ince, the son of Fowler’s former
Liverpool pal Paul, certainly looked inspired and stopped the clock on
Hull’s parsimonious run of defending at 611 minutes by scoring the first
goal against Nick Barmby’s men since January 2.

His crafted finish with the outside
of his right boot from Roman Bednar’s return pass came in the 27th
minute. But with third spot firmly in their grasp, Blackpool’s failings
in defence came back to haunt them once again at the death.

There were 90 seconds left on the
clock and the nerves were showing when they failed to clear a corner,
and when Paul McKenna returned the ball to the box, Matty Fryatt took up
a poacher’s position to prod home.

Holloway said: ‘I feel aggrieved we
didn’t get all the points. But the good news was Tom Ince is blossoming.
He is only 19. He is full of running and full of tricks and if he can
continue to put a finishing product on it, he is going to be sought
after. It was a wonderful strike.’

Sitting pretty: Blackpool's Thomas Ince (right) celebrates scoring their first goal

Sitting pretty: Blackpool's Thomas Ince (right) celebrates scoring their first goal

Barmby said: ‘We put ourselves under
pressure and Victor Mannone had to make two unbelievable saves to keep
us in it but we were the better side in the last 20 minutes. We got what
we deserved with Matty scoring.’

On the run: Blackpool's Thomas Ince and Hull City's Andy Dawson (right)

On the run: Blackpool's Thomas Ince and Hull City's Andy Dawson (right)

Hull 0 Brighton 0: Gus Poyet staying with Seagulls

Hull 0 Brighton 0: City pay price for profligacy as Seagulls bounce back from drubbing

Gus Poyet vowed to continue as Brighton boss after masterminding his team’s recovery from their FA Cup mauling to secure a dogged draw.

The Uruguayan, who was linked with vacancies at Wolves and Leeds, admitted he was flattered by the interest but remains committed to Brighton.

Poyet said: ‘It is not difficult for me. There was an approach to the club so I didn’t have any decision to make and I was not involved. I am happy with that.

Vital stop: Cameron Stewart sees his shot saved by Brighton keeper Peter Brezovan

Vital stop: Cameron Stewart sees his shot saved by Brighton keeper Peter Brezovan

MATCH FACTS

Hull: Mannone, Rosenior, Chester, Hobbs, Dawson, Evans (Cairney 67), McKenna, Stewart, Koren, Brady (McLean 62), Fryatt. Subs not used: Gulacsi, Dudgeon, King.

Booked: Dawson, McKenna.

Brighton: Brezovan, Jara Reyes, Greer, El-Abd, Mattock, LuaLua (Buckley 66), Navarro, Bridcutt, Razak (Assulin 77), Barnes, Mackail-Smith. Subs not used: Ankergren, Calderon, Vokes.

Referee: Carl Berry.

Attendance: 17,769.

‘I am not going to lie. I want to
manage in the Premier League but there is no hurry and the easiest way
would be with Brighton, hopefully in the next two or three years.’

Poyet’s side had no luck as they went
down 6-1 at Liverpool on Sunday, but keeper Peter Brezovan’s goal led a
charmed life as Hull boss Nicky Barmby was denied the win his side
needed to move into the play-off places.

Cameron Stewart missed four excellent
chances. Midfielder Liam Bridcutt cleared one off the line, Stewart hit
another at Brezovan, then crashed a rising shot against the bar before
prodding another effort wide.

Mutual respect: Gus Poyet and Nicky Barmby shake hands before the game

Mutual respect: Gus Poyet and Nicky Barmby shake hands before the game

Hull keeper Vito Mannone kept a club
record sixth successive clean sheet, although the on-loan Arsenal keeper
looked less than convincing in denying Craig Mackail-Smith, Kazenga
LuaLua and Ashley Barnes.

Barmby said: ‘It was just one of those nights. We’ll win most games if we play like that.’

Birmingham 0 Hull 0: Defences rule at St Andrew"s in dull stalemate

Birmingham 0 Hull 0: Defences rule at St Andrew's in dull stalemate

Promotion rivals Birmingham and Hull shared the spoils in a tight npower Championship stalemate at St Andrew's.

The writing was on the wall ahead of a clash between the second tier's two meanest defences, with Hull not having conceded in their previous four league matches while Blues had shipped just one goal in their last seven in all competitions.

And clear-cut chances were at a premium in an encounter in which defences were on top, with a point apiece suitable reward.

Scrappy: Birmingham's Marlon King gets to grips with Hull's Andy Dawson

Scrappy: Birmingham's Marlon King gets to grips with Hull's Andy Dawson

The point extends Birmingham's unbeaten run to 13 matches and maintains their undefeated league run on home soil, albeit dropping from third to fifth.

Hull, now five Championship games without defeat, also drop one place to seventh amid a competitive promotion picture, with both sides boasting a game in hand on their rivals.

Blues skipper Stephen Carr returned after injury to make his first appearance since mid-December – the club's last defeat of any kind, one of two changes with Wade Elliott also coming in.

Tigers manager Nick Barmby made one switch, Aaron Mclean replacing Cameron Stewart from the XI who started Saturday's 3-0 triumph over Bristol City, which was watched by Blues boss Chris Hughton with his side's clash at Barnsley falling foul of the weather.

MATCH FACTS

Birmingham: Myhill, Carr, Caldwell, Davies, Murphy, Burke, Fahey, Spector, Mutch, Elliott (Redmond 78), King.

Subs Not Used: Doyle, Ibanez, Gomis, Rooney.

Booked: Caldwell.

Hull: Mannone, Rosenior, Chester, Hobbs, Dawson, McKenna, Evans,
Mclean, Brady (Stewart 63), Koren, Fryatt.

Subs Not Used: Carson, Dudgeon, King, Olofinjana.

Att: 18,900

Ref: Fred Graham (Essex).

Hull started firmly in the ascendancy albeit without really causing any concern to Blues' backline, with the hosts sloppy in possession and struggling to get to grips with the game.

The first real opening came after 19 minutes and Birmingham were thankful to midfielder Jordon Mutch, who cleared Jack Hobbs' header off the line following a recycled corner.

Keith Fahey's shot was easily saved by Vito Mannone at the other end as Blues threatened for the first time.

The home side became more competitive as the first half wore on and grew into proceedings. But openings were even more scarce over the second part of the first period as the half-time whistle brought a close to the finely-balanced proceedings.

Hughton sparked life into his side at the break as they started the second period full of urgency, adding much-needed pace to the encounter which was missing in the first half.

Curtis Davies twice headed over the crossbar amid a sequence of three quickfire corners. Elliott narrowly failed to connect with Carr's teasing cross shortly after the hour mark as Blues further threatened an opener.

Mclean proved his threat for Hull, who reminded Birmingham of their threat as the clash entered the closing stages.

The hosts went into the final 10 minutes knowing well over a third of their 47 league goals this term had come in the final 10 minutes.

And Davies came close to teeing up King for a late winner but it was not to be as Hull took a deserved point back to Humberside.

Hull 0 Crawley 1: Barmby sparks red card row after Tubbs hits winner

Hull 0 Crawley 1: Barmby sparks red card row after Tubbs hits winner

Matt Tubbs' 18th goal of the season continued Crawley's astonishing FA Cup exploits.

Last season, as a Blue Square Premier
League side, they lost by the only goal in an epic fifth round tie
against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

This time they can boast they have gone further on the road to Wembley than Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

Hell for Hull: Matt Tubbs celebrates his winner for Crawley Town

Hell for Hull: Matt Tubbs celebrates his winner for Crawley Town

MATCH FACTS

Hull City: Mannoune, East, Hobbs, Cooper, Dudgeon, Garcia (Cullen 65), Evans, Cairney, King (Olofinjana 65), Fryatt, Brady (McLean 46). Unused subs: Carson, Dawson, Chester, Simpson.

Booked: East, Hobbs, Evans.

Crawley Town: Shearer, Hunt, Mills, Davis, Howell, Watt (Akpan 90), Bulman, McFadzean, Torres (Neilson 90), Tubbs (Simpson 87), Barnett. Unused subs: Kuipers, Smith, Wilson, Wassmer.

Goals: Tubbs: 57.

Booked: McFadzean

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Apart from a late flurry of desperate
pressure from Hull, this toothless Tigers' performance received its
just reward – a fact acknowledged by Nick Barmby.

'We had no excuses. We were beaten by a better side on the day,' said the Hull manager.

'We didn't treat them lightly. We'd seen a couple of videos of them so we knew what to expect.

'They are a very good side who didn't allow us to get our normal passing game going.'

But Barmby was critical of Crawley's
coaching staff in the 70th minute when Hull's Danny East, booked for a
foul on Sergio Torres, escaped another yellow card.

'I don't want to take anything away from Crawley but I was disappointed that they tried to get one of my players sent off.

Giant-killer: Tubbs guides the ball past the dive of Hull keeper Mannone

Giant-killer: Tubbs guides the ball past the dive of Hull keeper Mannone

'We wouldn't do that and I don't
think anybody else should,' he said. Crawley boss Steve Evans was more
preoccupied with his team's performance than getting involved in a
slanging match, apart from a terse:

'So Nick is an altar boy is he Maybe he should concentrate on his own team's performance because we outplayed his side today.

Reds on the march: Tubbs and Tyrone Barnett salute their fans

Reds on the march: Tubbs and Tyrone Barnett salute their fans

'We took the game to them from the
start. We were disappointed not to be ahead at half-time but in the end
we could have won by three or four.'

Crawley took the game by the scruff
of the neck from the whistle but it took them until the 57th minute to
snatch the lead with a goal which underlined Hull's defensive
deficiencies.

Kyle McFadzean's pass released Tubbs, whose superb run beat Hull's offside trap before a cool and precise finish to win the tie.

In the hat: The fifth round beckons

In the hat: The fifth round beckons

Red Devil: Sanchez Watt on the run

Red Devil: Sanchez Watt on the run

Pride of Sussex: Tubbs

Pride of Sussex: Tubbs

Upset: Tubbs slides the ball home

Upset: Tubbs slides the ball home

Getting used to this: Crawley Town manager Steve Evans (centre) congratulates goal scorer Matt Tubbs

Getting used to this: Crawley Town manager Steve Evans (centre) congratulates goal scorer Matt Tubbs

Middlesbrough 1 Hull 0: Barry Robson scores late winner

Middlesbrough 1 Hull 0: Robson”s rocket blasts Boro to fourth win in succession

Barry Robson”s late wonder goal ensured Middlesbrough kept up the pressure on npower Championship leaders Southampton.

Both sides went into the game on the back of impressive recent records, with Boro having won their last threewhile the Tigers had emerged victorious in four successive league games.

Barry

Barry”s belter: Robson (right) cuts inside of Hull”s Paul McKenna

HEADER HERE

Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, Rhys Williams, Bates, Bennett, Robson, Bailey, Arca (Zemmama 72), Haroun, McDonald, Ogbeche (Thomson 72). Subs Not Used: McManus, Martin, McMahon.

Booked: McDonald.

Goals: Robson 87.

Hull: Gulacsi, Rosenior, Hobbs, Chester, Dawson, McKenna, Evans, Stewart (Brady 69), Koren, Fryatt, Mclean (Garcia 79). Subs Not Used: Basso, McShane, Dudgeon.

Booked: Dawson, Evans, Rosenior.

Att: 27,794

Ref: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire).

Just two places separated them in the table prior to the encounter, with the third-placed hosts, in particular, looking to keep pace with the top two.

And, after the sides largely cancelled each other out, Robson was on hand to deliver a sensational 87th-minute winner, firing an unstoppable 30-yard strike past Peter Gulacsi.

The win left Boro second in the Championship ahead of West Ham”s late kick-off at Birmingham, while the Tigers, under the stewardship of caretaker manager Nick Barmby, sit fifth.

Middlesbrough and Hull had won their last games – against Cardiff and Millwall respectively – and, unsurprisingly, named unchanged sides.

It was Boro who had the better of the opening exchanges as Joe Bennett and Faris Haroun combined to cause the visitors problems down the left.

Despite the hosts enjoying the majority of possession, the Tigers created the game”s first chance as Matty Fryatt headed just wide.

Hull had another opportunity to take the lead soon after, with Aaron Mclean seeing his effort parried away by Jason Steele.

Middlesbrough, though, were still dominating proceedings, Scott McDonald forcing a save from Gulacsi after good work from Justin Hoyte.

As the half wore on, Barmby”s side were starting to show impressive adventure, epitomised by Steele having to be on high alert to turn Andy Dawson”s effort around the post.

The second period started in much the same vein as they first as the sides battle for the initiative.

The visitors again were looking the more likelier to score, though Robert Koren could only direct into the hands of Steele after being cleverly found by Liam Rosenior.

Chances were proving increasingly few and far between, which perhaps added to the frustration as Matthew Bates was denied by Gulacsi.

But Paul McKenna was guiltier at the other end, driving horribly wide after neat work from Koren and Mclean teed him up.

Both sides appeared to be settling for a draw as full-time edged ever closer, although Gulacsi again had to be on high alert to keep out Haroun”s header.

The Tigers goalkeeper had no answer moments later, though, as Scotland international Robson fired home a brilliant strike from a tight angle.

The visitors battled valiantly thereafter, but the goal proved the ultimate sucker-punch and Boro took the points.