Hull City’s players made a lovely gesture to stricken team-mate Ryan Mason before their League Cup semi-final with Manchester United.

The midfielder fractured his skull during the match against Chelsea, following a clash of heads with Gary Cahill, and needed emergency surgery. He is now in a stable condition at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

Mason, 25, has been visited by Cahill and Chelsea captain John Terry, while his former club Tottenham have recorded a get well soon message for him.

And on Thursday night it was Hull’s turn to wish him well, when the squad chose to wear T-shirts in their warm-up with his name written on the back of them.

Manager Marco Silva will travel with squad members to visit Mason in hospital this weekend after the FA Cup fourth round tie at Fulham.