Popular youngster Allahyar Sayyadmanesh is working his way back to fitness after his latest injury blow
Liam Rosenior says seeing Allahyar Sayyadmanesh back out on the grass brings him a significant amount of joy as the Iranian steps up his recovery from his latest hamstring setback.
Along with Adama Traore, the 21-year-old has been out since Hull City’s convincing victory at Wigan Athletic early in the new year. He also spent four months out earlier in the campaign.
Allahyar is not expected to be in contention for a first team return just yet given he’s still to join in with full training at the club’s Cottingham base with City treading carefully and keen to avoid another relapse.
“He’s good. He makes me so happy,” a buoyant Rosenior told Hull Live. “I’ve said to you before, I love all of them but Allahyar is a special guy. When you get to know him and where he’s come from, and the way he looks at life, he’s so positive.
“We were all devastated that he did that injury at Wigan, so every time I see him I’m so happy to see him and even happier to see him out on the training pitch.
“He’s been flying around the training pitch, and he’s nearly back in full training – it’s still modified at the moment and we need to keep him modified and we make sure that everything he does is measured because he’s a real asset to us.”
Mali international Adama Traore is further ahead in his comeback, having played twice for the Under-21 side, something that Rosenior says is not a consideration just yet for Allahyar.
“He’s not at that point yet, playing what you would call unstructured or uncontrolled football. I want to make sure that’s right for him – we’re in a very good place with the players that are coming back (Allahyar and Traore).”
The near-future returns of both Allahyar and Tetteh will come as a big boost to Rosenior, who is now facing up to the prospect of being without Aaron Connolly and Jean Michael Seri for at least the next month after the pair picked up foot and groin injuries respectively.