English League Championship

  • Sky Bet Ch'ship
  • 26 Dec 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: The KC Stadium
Home team Score Away team

Hull City

0-0

Leicester City

Hull v Leicester preview

Sunday 23rd December 2012 17:42

Eldin Jakupovic: Will continue for Hull

Eldin Jakupovic: Will continue for Hull

Eldin Jakupovic is set to continue in goal for Hull against Leicester at the KC Stadium on Boxing Day.

Jakupovic made his Tigers debut in last Friday's 2-1 win at Derby following David Stockdale's return to Fulham and was labelled "terrific" by Steve Bruce.

Abdoulaye Faye stepped in to replace the suspended Alex Bruce at Pride Park and will keep his place in Bruce's starting line-up after netting the second-half winner against Nigel Clough's Rams.

Bruce has no other selection issues and following an impressive run of four straight league wins is not expected to make any further changes to his promotion-chasing side.

Martyn Waghorn is set to make his first start for Leicester since undergoing an appendix operation.

The striker made his return from injury as a second-half substitute in the 1-0 home defeat to Cardiff on Saturday, but is now fit to start as manager Nigel Pearson plots a return to winning ways.

City failed to score at home for the first time this season against the Bluebirds, meaning Pearson's side have now drawn blanks in their last two games, losing both.

Waghorn scored two goals in five games before his injury, and could provide the solution for the East Midlands club, now without a win from their last three games.

Defender Sean St Ledger and Michael Keane remain out with hamstring injuries, but Pearson has no new injury or suspension concerns.

The promotion hopefuls are seven points behind the second-placed Tigers going into the game, and will take confidence from their 3-1 victory against Steve Bruce's men in September.

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