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

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McKenna: Has a dead leg

McKenna: Has a dead leg

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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.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 08 August 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Cardiff  
Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
Brentford v Charlton  
Brighton v Sheff Wed  
Derby v Rotherham  
Huddersfld v Bournemth  
Middlesbro' v Birmingham  
Millwall v Leeds  
N Forest v Blackpool  
Watford v Bolton  
Wigan v Reading  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Mon, 14 Jul 2014

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