There a few players in the Hull City team that are not yet assured of their spot in the team as they return to the English Premier League.

The team has flown out to Portugal as they begin preparations for the return to top flight football in England. Manager Steve Bruce is leaving no stone unturned as they saw what Leicester City did in the League in the past campaign, lifting the trophies despite playing in the Championship two years back.

Hull plan for about a week training under warm weather before they hope to face Grimsby town on the 15th of July in a pre season friendly. Tom Huddlestone insists that the club need not spend on many signings as they are anxiously await the start of the EPL.

Harry Maguire is one player that must impress Bruce if he wants to play since English Centre Back Curtis Davies displaced him. Maguire did well to impress the coaching staff of the club in the last campaign but an ankle injury ensured he stayed out. He was set to star along with the Captain Michael Dawson but the injury to the 23-year old means he might have to wait longer since joining from Sheffield United two years ago. Davies has taken over with his popularity growing with time since his move to the club from Birmingham in 2013.

Adama Diomande failed to get a place in the bench when they played in the Championship play-off final at Wembley despite claiming to be fit. He got injured and the groin surgery ensured he played catch-up halfway through the Championship. He still has two years on his deal but would need to convince Bruce if he wants an extension. Former Celtic and Aston villa man, Shaun Maloney would need a lot to convince Bruce of a place in the team, despite the latter signing his praise. There’s also the left winger, Sam Clucas amongst others at the club.