Hull head into Tuesday’s Sky Bet Championship home clash against Millwall having been hit by a trio of fresh injury problems.
After each coming off in the 5-1 loss at Brentford on Saturday, goalkeeper David Marshall,
midfielder Jackson Irvine and striker Fraizer Campbell have all been rated as very doubtful for this match by boss Nigel Adkins.
The Tigers already had Kevin Stewart, Daniel Batty, Jon Toral, Ondrej Mazuch,
Angus MacDonald and James Weir sidelined ahead of the trip to Griffin Park.
Adkins has also said fit-again defender Jordy de Wijs is set to start against the Lions – it would be his first appearance since January 19.
Millwall boss Neil Harris looks to have the same group of players to choose from as he did at the weekend.
The absentees for Saturday’s 3-1 home loss to Preston, Conor McLaughlin (quad) and Tom Bradshaw (knee), remain unavailable.
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As Nigel Adkins readily accepted afterward, the closing stages of Hull City’s 5-1 loss at Brentford
on Saturday had made for “uncomfortable” viewing. Shoulders were slumped and belief had vanished.
The Championship play-offs have surely now disappeared over the horizon and for the second time in 2019,
there is a need to reframe ambitions around the KCOM Stadium.
Team News of Hull City vs Millwall
Hull keeper David Marshall, midfielder Jackson Irvine, and striker Fraizer Campbell are doubts after being forced off during the 5-1 defeat at Brentford.
Jordy de Wijs could return from a calf injury, but Kevin Stewart, Daniel Batty, Ondrej Mazuch, Angus MacDonald, Jon Toral, and James Weir are all out.
Millwall boss Neil Harris could make changes following their 3-1 defeat by Preston at The Den on Saturday,
Conor McLaughlin (quad) and striker Tom Bradshaw (knee) are sidelined.
Nigel Adkins is facing a host of injury worries across his Hull City squad after overseeing the heaviest defeat of his reign at Brentford.
David Marshall, Jackson Irvine, and Fraizer Campbell were all withdrawn with injuries during the 5-1 loss at Griffin Park and are rated as doubts to face Millwall.
Kevin Stewart (back) is not guaranteed to return to the starting XI, while Dan Batty (back) is also expected to miss out.
That void in midfield will almost certainly bring rookie Max Sheaf into the 18-man squad.
Neil Harris is expected to make changes from Millwall’s weekend defeat at home to Preston as he attempts to spark a response at the KCOM Stadium.
The Lions were 3-0 down inside half an hour and Harris will be wary of fatigue for what will be a 12th league and cup game of a busy 2019.
Winger Shane Ferguson, who scored twice against the Tigers in the FA Cup last month, is in line for a recall, while Alex Pearce and Aiden O’Brien will also be considered for starts.
Score Prediction: Hull City 3-1 Millwall
TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
With the match being shown live on Sky Sports, there will be no live broadcast on iFollow Forest.
There will also be coverage via the club’s official social media channels and in the Match Centre.
Hull are winless in four matches against Millwall in all competitions (D2 L2), since a 1-0 win in the Championship in February 2013.
Millwall have avoided defeat twice against Hull during the 2018-19 season, drawing 2-2 in the Championship and winning 2-1 in the FA Cup third round.
Hull City XI (4-2-3-1): George Long; Eric Lichaj, Reece Burke, Jordy de Wijs, Stephen Kingsley; Markus Henriksen, Jackson Irvine; Jarrod Bowen, Evandro, Kamil Grosicki; Chris Martin
Brentford XI (4-4-2): Jordan Archer; Mahlon Romeo, Shaun Hutchinson, Jake Cooper, Murray Wallace; Shane Ferguson, Ryan Leonard, Shane Williams, Ben Marshall; Tom Elliott, Lee Gregory