Hull v Cardiff preview

Team news ahead of Hull's Championship clash with Cardiff at The KC Stadium on Saturday.

Last Updated: 30/09/11 at 13:25

McKenna: Has a dead leg

McKenna: Has a dead leg

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Hull are expected to be unchanged as they look to extend their unbeaten run to six matches.

Slovenia international Robert Koren (hamstring) came through unscathed after his surprise inclusion in the starting line-up for the midweek draw at Doncaster and should continue.

But fellow midfielder Paul McKenna is still struggling with the dead leg that kept him out on Tuesday night and Paul McShane remains unavailable despite appearing for the reserves this week.

Republic of Ireland defender McShane, yet to feature for the Tigers this season, played 45 minutes for the second string as he works his way back from a calf problem, but is not ready for first-team action.

Skipper Andy Dawson (knee) is still out, as is winger Martin Pusic, although he edged closer to his league debut with a midweek run out for the reserves.

Cardiff will continue to work through their injury problems when they travel to Yorkshire.

The Bluebirds saw midfielder Craig Conway (ankle) and strikers Robert Earnshaw (thigh) and Rudy Gestede (hamstring) all pick up knocks during the goalless draw with Leicester on Sunday and none of the three figured in the 2-1 victory over Southampton in midweek.

Centre-back Ben Turner and Dekel Keinan, however, returned to the bench after recovering from injury and are in contention for an appearance at the KC Stadium.

Manager Malky Mackay is hopeful Conway will be fit for the away day, and there are positive signs that Lee Naylor (calf) could also feature, while Joe Mason is expected to start up front with Kenny Miller.

Mackay has been trawling the loan market for temporary replacements to his injury-hit squad but has so far been unsuccessful.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Championship Fixtures

Monday, 22 September 2014
19:45
Wigan v Ipswich  
Saturday, 27 September 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Fulham  
Blackburn v Watford  
Blackpool v Norwich  
Bolton v Derby  
Bournemth v Wigan  
Brentford v Leeds  
Cardiff v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v M'boro  
Huddersfld v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Sun, 21 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Juan Mata apologises for Manchester United's shock defeat to Leicester

Juan Mata has apologised to Manchester United fans after the team's embarrassing capitulation at Leicester on Sunday.

The Morning View: Manchester United's defending was shocking, according to Tony Cascarino

Manchester United's defending against Leicester City was shocking, according to Tony Cascarino.

Premier League: West Ham's Diafra Sakho relishing Enner Valencia link-up

Diafra Sakho reckons West Ham can spring a few more surprises in the Premier League this season.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property