Hull City v Burnley: Team news (KC Stadium, 3pm)
David Stockdale is expected to go straight into the Hull City line-up for his debut, 48 hours after completing his loan move from Fulham.
The 27-year-old keeper has not played a competitive fixture since Fulham’s 1-1 draw with West Brom in February but will be thrown straight into the City side at the expense of fellow loan man Ben Amos.
It could be the only change Steve Bruce makes from the 3-2 win at Birmingham after Liam Rosenior overcame his groin injury this week. He may struggle to play all three games in the next seven days but will be fine today.
Paul McShane, who missed the victory at St Andrew’s, is not expected to feature after suffering a recurrence of his groin strain in training.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
Bruce may choose to shake up his midfield as Seyi Olofijana, who returned at Birmingham last week, will be challenged by Corry Evans and David Meyler.
Jack Hobbs and Tom Cairney are targeting next weekend’s trip to Nottingham Forest for a comeback from injury after coming through the reserves’ win over Gateshead unscathed.
Joe Dudgeon (knee) and Matty Fryatt (Achilles) will not play again this season.
Kieran Trippier misses his first league game for Burnley after the club’s appeal against his red card for handball against Charlton failed this week.
The right-back void is likely to be filled by David Edgar as Trippier serves his one-match ban, while Ben Mee is in contention after overcoming his foot injury. He returned to training this week after sitting out two games and should slot in at left-back.
Sean Dyche’s ranks will also be bolstered by the return of winger Ross Wallace. He missed the defeat to Charlton after amassing five yellow cards this term.
Wallace’s return compensates for the absence of City winger Cameron Stewart, who is ineligible to play against his parent club. Stewart’s lack of match action this season, however, means the loss is not a shuddering one to Burnley’s plans.
Wallace is expected to slide into a sharp three-man attack alongside Martin Paterson and the Championship’s top goalscorer Charlie Austin.
Former City midfielder Dean Marney, who helped the Tigers to promotion through the Championship play-offs in 2008, will be in a Clarets side searching for their seventh consecutive win over today’s hosts.