Bristol City arrive at the KCOM on Saturday coming off the back of two league wins in a row having beaten Derby County and QPR. Grant McCann’s Hull City side haven’t won in two league matches so will want to get back to winning ways.
After a disappointing 1-0 loss at home to Blackburn on Tuesday, McCann should be tempted to shuffle his side around. Especially in the fullback position, although City’s head coach had a “30 minute meeting” with his fullbacks this week telling them they need to be better one-on-one as they will be “exposed” due to the style of play The Tigers have implemented with Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki being urged to stay forward.
With Eric Lichaj still out, it remains to be seen whether Robbie McKenzie keeps his spot or the energetic Leonardo da Silva Lopes takes up the right-back position.
Stephen Kingsley may also lose out but after McCann’s meeting this week, he may be willing to play Kingsley through his current form.
Bristol City meanwhile announced the signing of former Swansea City and Everton defender Ashley Williams this week as well as the summer additions of players such as Benik Afobe and Kasey Palmer as they look to climb up the table towards the playoffs.
At this stage of the season any win is a good win, especially as the players and coach get used to a new style of play and integrate the new faces to arrive at the club.
Written by: Alex Green