After their narrow cup defeat against Chelsea on Saturday, Grant McCann’s sole focus is now on the Sky Bet Championship and they face Danny Cowley’s Huddersfield side who currently sit 21st in the table.
Despite being edged out of the FA Cup on Saturday, the Tigers showed a very encouraging second half performance and will be looking to carry that on in the league. With a defence struck with injuries it would seem McCann would pick the same defence that started on Saturday, a game where George Long and Robbie McKenzie rightly earned the praise for their performances. Kamil Grosicki had a big impact and will most likely start the game tonight after recovering from a knee problem. Martin Samuelsen may miss the game as well as Josh Bowler, the Everton loanee missed the cup tie with a heel issue but Samuelsen is a new concern after sustaining a minor calf issue. De Wijs, Pennington and Elder remain unavailable.
Danny Cowley will be without former City loanee Tommy Elphick through an injury, Alex Pritchard and youngster Matty Daly missed the Terriers’ 0-0 draw against Brentford but could be back in contention for selection. Whilst Andy King could make his first start for the club after joining on loan from Leicester City. The game could also see a return for Frazier Campbell who made the move across Yorkshire to join his hometown club after being released by City in the summer.
Last Time Out: Huddersfield Town 3-0 Hull City (5th October 2019)
A disappointing day for The Tigers in West Yorkshire back in October gave Huddersfield Town their first win in front of their own supporters since February and their first win against The Tigers since 2004. Goalless at half-time, but 3 goals in 14 minutes saw the home side cruise to victory against a Tigers side looking below-par. Goals from Karlan Grant, Juninho Bacuna and Elias Kachunga ended City’s 5 game unbeaten run and gave Danny Cowley his first victory at the John Smith’s Stadium and lift Huddersfield out of the championship drop-zone.
Hull: Long, McKenzie, Burke, Tafazolli, Lichaj, Honeyman, Da Silva, Irvine, Grosicki, Bowen, Eaves
Huddersfield: Grabara, Simpson, Stankovic, Schindler, Toffolo, Chalobah, O’Brien, Kachunga, Smith-Rowe, Grant, Campbell.
Prediction: Hull City 2-1 Huddersfield Town