Gulacsi exits Hull to shadow Jones at Wembley

Liverpool are set to recall Peter Gulacsi from his loan spell at Hull City to ease their goalkeeping crisis.

The Reds are short of cover after first-choice goalkeeper Jose Reina and his deputy Alexander Doni were sent off in successive games.

Those suspensions have left third-choice Brad Jones, who came off the bench against Blackburn on Tuesday night, as Kenny Dalglish’s only senior goalkeeper ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Everton.

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Dalglish is unable to move for an emergency loan signing and has turned to Hungarian Gulacsi, who is available for Wembley duty having not being selected for either of the Tigers’ two FA Cup ties this season.

The 21-year-old has made 15 Championship appearances for the East Yorkshire outfit, who have also made loan moves this season for Arsenal’s Vito Mannone and Sunderland’s Trevor Carson after Gulacsi failed to impress.

A statement on Hull’s website read: “Goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi is set to be recalled from his loan spell with the Tigers by parent club Liverpool. The Hungarian stopper will return to Anfield later today.”

Danny Wilson praised the character of his Sheffield United squad after they retook second place in League One thanks to a 5-2 win over Rochdale on Tuesday.

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Ched Evans struck twice, and Kevin McDonald, Lee Williamson and Michael Doyle were also on target as the Blades once again leapfrogged city rivals Wednesday.

“I’ve maintained all along that when you’ve got two clubs like ourselves and Sheffield Wednesday in the same division that it could go all the way,” said Wilson.

“That’s what we’re ready for and that’s what we’ve prepared for.

“We’re both from the same passionate footballing city and it’s a great story for some.

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“But, really, we are just focusing on ourselves and making sure our own house is in order rather than worrying about anybody else.

“You could see out there that we are in control of our own emotions.

“I’ve never had any doubts about the lads’ make-up in that regard and we know they can play football too.

“Let me tell you, that was harder than it looked because despite being where they are, Rochdale are by far from being the worst team in this division.

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“They’ve got some good players and kept on going right until the end.

“We’ll just keep trying to enjoy ourselves because that’s the attitude you’ve got to have.”

United have a two-point advantage on the Owls with both having four games left to play. The Blades host Leyton Orient on Saturday.