Hull defender Alex Bruce will be out for up to a month after injuring his hamstring. After a spell out of the side, Bruce returned for the Tigers in their 0-0 draw at Liverpool last month and was expected to keep his place for Saturday’s home clash against Southampton. But he went down at the end of the final pre-match training session and missed the match. The 30-year-old will also be unavailable for Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Romania on November 14, though it is understood he was not in the provisional squad. “Alex got injured in training on Friday, one of the last kicks of the session,” manager Steve Bruce told Hull’s official website. “It’s a hamstring but we don’t think it’s too serious. It’s probably going to be two, three or four weeks.” Press Association
StumbleUpon Submit Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 Share Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Related Articles GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share Online betting exchange Smarkets has moved to strengthen its football content coverage, announcing a strategic partnership with new Catena Media property Squawka (Squawka.com).Beginning this March, Smarkets and Squawka teams will combine resources to develop ‘stats-led content’ for football audiences on both portals.The in-depth content and match analysis will be pushed via multiple distribution channels including Twitter, Facebook, and the Squawka weekly newsletter.Confirming the partnership, Smarkets stated that it wanted to expand and inform new audiences of football trading dynamics and live match insights generated through its online betting exchange.Dan Levy, Smarkets Head of Partnerships and Content, said: “This is the first content partnership we’ve ever undertaken at Smarkets and we’re delighted to have Squawka on board with us, especially as we approach the business end of the European season and with the World Cup this summer.”“There is clear overlap between our brands and customer base, so this feels like a natural fit. We’re really excited to bring Squawka’s expertise and insight into our social content and we’re looking forward to enhancing their content with our informed live-market data.”Last December, Stockholm-listed Catena Media Plc acquired Squawka outright, in a move to expand its industry network’s football dynamics and social media reach.