Sat 22
Reading
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0
League
The Tigers

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By Melvyn Utley
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Tigers Visit Royals

After last week’s disappointment at Wigan, Hull City will be hoping for a result against Reading, who currently sit in the relegation zone. Reading, on the other hand, will see this as a winnable game to add to the single win they have got this season.

Youngster Daniel Batty will miss the game through injury, giving an opportunity for this season’s top scorer Jackson Irvine to start at the central midfield position.

After the recent signings of Chris Martin and Tommy Elphick, the starting lineup could be quite unpredictable with Adkins having reshuffled the defence in recent games. This includes playing Reece Burke at the right back position.

In the week, Adkins revealed that David Milinkovic needs to try harder in training to improve on the 96 minutes of gametime he’s mustered this season.

If he has listened to that advice then there is a lot of competition for the left wing position with Todd Kane having played well there and natural wingers Kamil Grosicki and Milinkovic knocking on the door.

Reading have pacey striker Modou Barrow back in contention as well as ex-Tigers Sone Aluko, Vito Mannone and Paul McShane who will want to get a chance to play against their old club, although David Meyler will miss out due to injury.

This game could be quite scrappy, with both teams playing poor football this season, a big reason as to why they are both languishing near the bottom of the Championship table.

Potential Starting XI:

Formation: 4-2-3-1

GK: David Marshall
RB: Eric Lichaj
CB: Reece Burke
CB: Tommy Elphick
LB: Stephen Kingsley
CM: Jackson Irvine
CM: Markus Henriksen (C)
RW: Jarrod Bowen
CAM: Evandro
LW: Todd Kane
ST: Chris Martin

Written by: Alex Green

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Match details

Match date

Sat 22, Sep 2018

Kickoff

15:00

Competition

Championship

League position

19
Hull City
22
Reading