Steve Bruce expects Robbie Brady and Allan McGregor to be available after recent injuries. The Tigers boss is likely to revert to a four-man defence after starting with five at the back against Southampton which will likely see Liam Rosenior at right-back, with Elmohamady deployed in front of him on the right-flank. Robert Koren and George Boyd are competing for starts, with Boyd vying for a wide role or as support striker to Yannick Sagbo up front. Stephen Quinn is out for 4-5 weeks after picking up a hamstring problem over the fortnight’s break.
Caretaker boss Keith Millen could be set to name an unchanged line-up for what may prove to be his final match at the helm. This would see Jerome Thomas and Yannick Bolasie handed the wing roles on either side of Marouane Chamakh, although Thomas is a slight concern having picked up a groin problem in training. Jonny Williams is back in the squad after weeks out with an ankle problem,