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Match Preview – Hull City vs Sheff Wed

Last Updated: 11/01/19 6:18pm

Hull’s Fraizer Campbell could return to action in the home game against Sheffield Wednesday.

The eight-goal forward, who has missed the last three games, has returned to training after straining a hamstring in the win at Preston on Boxing Day, and will be assessed.

Boss Nigel Adkins has no major new injury worries after last week’s FA Cup defeat at Millwall, in which he made eight changes. Defender Angus MacDonald (calf) and midfielder Jackson Irvine (international duty) are still unavailable, but the likes of Jarrod Bowen, Kamil Grosicki, Evandro and Reece Burke are expected to return.

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Barry Bannan will be available for Wednesday. The former Scotland midfielder has overcome a knock suffered in the FA Cup third-round draw with Luton last weekend.

Sam Hutchinson faces a fitness test after he was taken off against the Hatters, while Keiren Westwood could return in goal after sitting out the cup clash. Fernando Forestieri and Lucas Joao are both still sidelined but should be back in training next week, while Josh Onomah (hamstring) has returned to Tottenham for treatment.

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Hull have won only won one of their last seven matches against Sheffield Wednesday in all competitions (D4 L2), a 1-0 win in the 2015-16 Championship play-off final.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Bolton.

Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in three away Championship visits to Hull (W2 D1) since losing three in a row between 2005 and 2007.

Hull are looking to win six straight league games in the second tier or above for the first time since April 1910 under manager Ambrose Langley.

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Sheffield Wednesday have not lost an away Yorkshire derby in the league since February 2017 (0-1 v Leeds United), winning three and drawing four of their last seven such trips.

Fraizer Campbell has scored two goals in three games against Sheffield Wednesday for Hull City, including netting the opener in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Sheffield Wednesday will have a new manager at the helm for the fifth straight visit to the KCOM Stadium, after Brian Laws, Dave Jones, Carlos Carvalhal, Jos Luhukay and now Steve Agnew/Stephen Clemence.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City.

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