Hull City head of football operations Adam Pearson has said that Jimmy Bullard will not receive any preferential treatment despite being available for selection again. The 31-year-old looked to be on his way out of the Tigers after being made available to move this summer, with the club desperate to offload the player due to his £45,000-a-week wages.
However, Bullard is still on the club's books and unable to leave until January unless a fellow Championship club move for him.
"Jimmy comes back into the plans but we'll have to see how it goes," he told the Hull Daily Mail.
"If he trains well and shows up well, I'm sure he will get his chance.
"His performances at the end of last season were mixed and he's got a lot to prove to show he deserves a place in the side.
"Jimmy wanted to play Premier League football and we wanted to reduce our wage bill.
"It would have been in everyone's interests, but we haven't had one Premier League team come in for him.
"That leaves Jimmy as a Hull City player and he will be treated like any other member of the squad."