Hull are going through a pretty frustrating period, with no win in ten games and Steve Bruce has more news to rage about after finding an ironic tweet on Paul McShane's Twitter account.
The Irish defender tweeted ironically on Friday night "I could be here all night re-tweeting everyone but I've got to get some sleep for U21 training tomoz. Cheers for the love, keep the faith."
But his angry manager has discovered the tweet and the former Manchester United defender certainly is not happy. The former Birmingham City boss failed to delve into the intensity of the row but he did reveal that it wasn't pleasant.
Steve Bruce has called for an apology to himself and the rest of his team-mates and upon doing so, the former West Brom defender can pave the way back into the first team.
The 28-year-old featured as an over-age player in the U21 squad against Mansfield Town in the Final Third Development League on Monday night.
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A swift apology could see him face Sunderland on Boxing Day however as Curtis Davies could be absent from the tie after picking up a minor injury during the 1-0 home defeat to Swansea City on Saturday.
Steve Bruce explained to the Daily Express: “I hope that he comes out and tells the reason why. If he apologises to myself and the squad then he will come back into the fold. It’s entirely up to Paul.”
With a whole host of Championship clubs forming a queue for the services of McShane, it is in the plans of Steve Bruce to allow negotiations go on in January.
And after the row it would seem appropriate for the Irishman to make his exit from the KC Stadium to bring a five year stint to an end.
But he will also be unimpressed with the amount of opportunities that has been awarded to him by his manager in recent weeks. The defender last featured for the Tigers on November 8 in the embarrassing 1-0 loss to Burnley to make just his sixth appearance of the season.