Knight hoping to keep hold of loanee Hull

STUDLEY boss Lee Knight is hoping he will have defender Joe Hull at his disposal for a month.

The centre back was set to make his debut at the club in last night’s re-arranged Birmingham Senior Cup at Sutton Coldfield.

Knight sanctioned the return of Hull, who left the Bees earlier in the season for the Yeltz, because of an ankle injury to Scott Turner.

But the Studley boss is hoping that Halesowen boss John Hill will allow Hull to spend at least a month at the Beehive.

“Scott has an injury so we needed to bring someone in,” Knight said.

“Joe comes with an excellent pedigree and of course he knows me andthe club so he can slot back in quite easily.

“He will improve the squad and it’s not easy to add a player like that at this stage.

“I didn’t want to bring in a player for just one game but we’re hoping to get him for a month.

“That will allow Scott the time to recover from his injury.”

Meanwhile, Studley suffered an injury blow as Danny Charlton is set for a spell on the sidelines after it was confirmed he had broke a bone in his foot.

Knight is well aware that the fixtures are starting to pile up after Saturday’s home clash against Dunkirk was called off because of the snow.

To help ease the fixture congestion, Studley moved their clash against Sutton Coldfield to Coles Lane because of Birmingham club’s 3G pitch.

The game was scheduled to take place last night.

Studley’s manager said: “We would have preferred to play Sutton at home.

“However, because of the weather we’d have never have got the game on this week at our place.

“Sutton have the facilities and getting this game out of the way will take the pressure off fixtures.”

Studley will now be hoping that their Midlands Alliance clash at seventh-placed Tipton Town goes ahead on Saturday (3pm ko).

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