Hull City v Burnley preview

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

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Howe: Testing times

Howe: Testing times

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Hull striker Aaron Mclean will miss the home clash through suspension.

Mclean received his fifth booking of the season in last week's win at Derby and serves an automatic one-game ban.

Fellow striker Martyn Waghorn remains sidelined with a hamstring injury, so Dele Adebola could return to the starting line-up.

Caretaker-manager Nick Barmby, taking charge of his first home game, will have skipper Andy Dawson back at his disposal following the left-back's recovery from a knee injury, which has sidelined him since early September.

Barmby has no other new injury or suspension problems, but winger Martin Pusic (hip) and midfield pair Seyi Olofinjana and Richard Garcia (both knee) remain sidelined.

Australian Garcia is hoping to appear in a behind-closed-doors friendly next week.

Manager Eddie Howe could field an unchanged side as Burnley look to arrest a run of four consecutive league defeats.

Sam Vokes made his full debut alongside Jay Rodriguez in attack when the Clarets went down to a last-gasp loss at Birmingham on Tuesday.

The Wales international is set to continue with fellow forwards Charlie Austin (dislocated shoulder), Martin Paterson (thigh) and Danny Ings (knee) all working their way back to full fitness.

Goalkeeper Brian Jensen resumed light training this week following his groin lay-off, but Lee Grant will continue between the posts with the veteran Dane still at least a week away from action.

Burnley head into the Humberside clash precariously placed one position above the Championship relegation zone, and Howe believes they must confront their situation.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: "We need to use this spell as a foundation, to know how much losing hurts, to know how much it means for us to lose games, and to use that as a motivation to come back a stronger and a better team."

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