Hull midfielder Seyi Olofinjana has hailed the club's medical staff for helping in his speedy recovery from his latest injury.

The 32-year-old Nigerian, dogged by knee trouble last season, has been restricted to just two starts in the npower Championship this time around due to a hamstring problem, but stepped off the substitutes' bench for the final 12 minutes in Sunday's defeat at Leicester and hopes to play a bigger role in Saturday's home game with Peterborough.

"It's fine now," Olofinjana told Press Association Sport. "I had a scan on the Monday after it happened on the Saturday (against Millwall) and it was going to take two to three weeks, but after some miraculous touch by the medical team I'm back up and running again.

"I've been back in training and I'm fit and back ready for this weekend."

Olofinjana feels a return to winning ways is key to the Tigers' promotion aspirations, adding: "It's been a very encouraging start. The Championship is all about momentum, when you get a good start, it's a question of keeping the momentum going.

"Now we lost against Leicester, which has given us a reality check, to make sure we keep on top of things and don't get complacent. Hopefully we'll get back to winning ways on Saturday and kickstart it from there."