Taylor nearing a return for Hull

Hull FC prop Scott Taylor is edging ever closer to a return to action.

And his fellow forward Masi Matongo and backs Jake Connor and Jamie Shaul could also be back this month.

Co-captain Taylor is recovering from a foot injury picked up during the 16-14 Super League loss at his former club Wigan in April.

After a period wearing a protective boot, the England international is back in training and making progress.

Taylor posted a picture on social media of him on an anti-gravity treadmill, designed to reduce the pressure of body weight when running.

Matongo, Connor and Shaul have all had knee injuries.

Coach Brett Hodgson explained: “Masi’s got another couple of weeks with rehab, getting some kilometres in his legs, and then he’ll probably jump into the team at the back end of that.

“Jake is starting to run and he’ll probably need a week or two out on the field to get his confidence back and Shaully just needs a few more kilometres in the legs.

“They’re all progressing nicely and I’m hopeful that at the back end of the month we’ll have them all available.”

Andre Savelio is set to complete a three-match ban when Hull, who have a home meeting with St Helens tonight (Monday), head to Warrington on Sunday.

The second rower was sent off after a clash with his former team-mate Josh Jones, who received a two-match ban, reduced to one on appeal, during Hull’s 40-26 defeat at Huddersfield.

Connor Wynne, Bureta Faraimo, Josh Reynolds, Manu Ma’u and Joe Cator all returned for Thursday’s home clash with Leeds, but couldn’t help their side avoid a 22-12 loss.

Meanwhile, Academy-produced prop Academy Brad Fash, who played his 100th game for the club against Leeds, has signed a new two-year deal.

“This gives me a great chance to continue moving forward with my game and secure my spot,” said the 25-year-old.

For tonight’s (Monday’s) home game against St Helens, Hull coach Brett Hodgson has named the same 21-man squad that he named against Leeds Rhinos last Thursday night.

Hull squad: 2 Bureta Faraimo, 3 Carlos Tuimavave, 5 Mahe Fonua, 6 Josh Reynolds, 7 Marc Sneyd, 9 Danny Houghton, 10 Chris Satae, 12 Manu Ma’u, 13 Ligi Sao, 14 Jordan Johnstone, 15 Joe Cator, 16 Jordan Lane, 17 Brad Fash, 19 Ben McNamara, 20 Jack Brown, 21 Adam Swift, 22 Josh Bowden, 23 Connor Wynne, 24 Cameron Scott, 27 Mitieli Vulikijapani, 30 Jack Logan.

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