Hull v Leicester preview

Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Hull and Leicester at the KC Stadium.

Last Updated: 31/12/10 at 11:37

Mclean: Set for Tigers debut

Mclean: Set for Tigers debut

Hull's new signing Aaron Mclean will be included in Nigel Pearson's squad for the first time after signing for an undisclosed seven-figure fee from Hull. Pearson will also be hoping goalkeeper Vito Mannone and defender Anthony Gerrard can shake off injury in time.

Mannone, on loan from Arsenal, was forced off late on in the 1-1 draw with Reading on Tuesday with a thigh injury while Gerrard, on loan from Cardiff, injured his Achilles during the warm-up and missed out.

Winger Richard Garcia has been ruled out for four weeks as he must have surgery on his injured knee. The Australia international also misses out for his country in this month's Asian Cup.

Midfielder Jimmy Bullard, working his way back from knee ligament damage, is hoping to play a bigger role after stepping off the substitutes' bench in the last two matches.

Chris Kirkland and Curtis Davies are major doubts for Leicester ahead of the game.

Goalkeeper Kirkland aggravated a long-standing back injury against Millwall on Tuesday while defender Davies is still struggling with the knee injury that forced him to miss the 2-0 defeat at The Den.

Kirkland's stop-start loan spell is due to finish after the game at the KC Stadium and the Barwell-born stopper has already returned to Wigan for treatment.

Chris Weale replaced Kirkland at half-time against Millwall and he is poised to come back into the team.

Miguel Vitor has missed the last two matches with a groin strain and the defender remains a doubt.

The Foxes have won just one of their last five games, losing three of them.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley  
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
17:15
Leeds v N Forest

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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