Hull City v Ipswich preview

Team news for the Championship game between Hull City and Ipswich Town at the KC Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Last Updated: 19/11/10 at 11:23

Bostock: Returns for Tigers

Bostock: Returns for Tigers

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Hull midfielder John Bostock will return to the fold for the clash with Ipswich following suspension.

The Tigers also hope to include Kevin Kilbane, who withdrew from the Republic of Ireland squad in midweek due to a back injury.

Manager Nigel Pearson has doubts over on-loan Liverpool defender Daniel Ayala, Liam Rosenior and Paul McShane (all hamstring), although the latter has returned to full training.

Striker Caleb Folan (knee) is still out as are long-term absentees Craig Fagan and Jimmy Bullard.

The Tigers clinched their first win in nine league matches at Preston last week and are now chasing their first home success since a 2-0 win over Derby on September 14.

They have lost three and drawn two of their last five games at the KC Stadium.

Ipswich captain Gareth McAuley is again set to miss out on the trip to Hull.

Central defender McAuley was badly missed during last Saturday's 3-1 home defeat by Barnsley and remains on the sidelines with an Achilles injury.

On-loan Celtic defender Darren O'Dea is another injury concern..

O'Dea has not featured in any of Town's last nine games after a knee operation in September but played over an hour of the Republic of Ireland's defeat to Norway on Wednesday night.

However, he has reported back with a hamstring injury to add to Ipswich's problems.

Midfielders David Norris (ankle), Mark Kennedy (hamstring) and Luke Hyam (hamstring) are also out as manager Roy Keane searches for a much-needed win.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:15
Watford v Bournemth
15:00
Brighton v Blackpool
Derby v Cardiff
Fulham v Blackburn
Leeds v Huddersfld
M'boro v Brentford
Millwall v N Forest
Norwich v Birmingham
Rotherham v Charlton
Sheff Wed v Reading

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 N Forest 7 10 17
2 Norwich 7 10 16
3 Watford 7 7 15
4 Wolves 7 4 14
5 Charlton 7 3 13
6 Reading 7 1 13
7 Derby 7 5 12
8 Sheff Wed 7 3 12
9 M'boro 7 2 12
10 Ipswich 7 3 11
11 Brentford 7 0 11
12 Millwall 7 0 10
13 Blackburn 7 -1 10
14 Leeds 7 -3 10
15 Bournemth 7 1 8
16 Wigan 7 1 8
17 Cardiff 7 -1 8
18 Brighton 7 -2 7
19 Rotherham 7 -4 7
20 Birmingham 7 -7 6
21 Bolton 7 -5 5
22 Huddersfld 7 -8 5
23 Blackpool 7 -7 1
24 Fulham 7 -12 1

Updated Fri, 19 Sep 2014

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