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Opposition Profile v Hull City

16 December 2015

We take a look at the Tigers...

Promotion-chasing Hull City will visit Rotherham United in the final game before Christmas on Saturday.

The Tigers, who come into the match on the back of a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Reading in midweek, will be looking to earn an early Christmas present by moving back into the automatic promotion places.

Steve Bruce’s side haven’t been lower than eighth all season and are keen to bounce straight back to the Premier League following last season’s relegation from the top flight.

League position
4th

One to watch – Abel Hernandez
Hull City’s £10m record-signing Abel Hernandez began his career in England magnificently, scoring on his debut before netting away at Manchester City and Arsenal in his first five games for the club.

However, Hernandez’s goal return dried up as last season wore on and the Uruguayan was relegated in his first season with the Tigers.

The 6’4” striker seems reborn in the Championship though and netted seven goals in the first 11 league games of this season.

Having scored the opener in midweek, he will be itching to move into double figures for the season and the Rotherham defence must watch him closely.

Previous encounters
The last time the two sides met was in a League Cup first round tie in 2012. Lionel Ainsworth put the Millers ahead in emphatic style before Aaron Mclean restored parity. Hull went on to win 7-6 on penalties as Mark Bradley missed the vital spot kick.

Likely Lineup
McGregor; Odubajo, Maguire, Davies, Robertson; Elmohamady, Livermore, Meyler, Clucas; Hernandez, Akpom


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