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Maddison returns: The Hull City XI we expect Grant McCann to name v Stoke City this weekend



Hull City will be looking to pick up a much-needed three points this weekend, when they return to action against Stoke City. 

The Tigers have struggled for positive results since January, and now find themselves in a relegation battle in the Championship.

Hull are currently sat 18th in the second-tier standings, and are just three points clear of the relegation zone, which will make for concerning reading for the club’s supporters.

Grant McCann has had to deal with a number of injuries to key players this season, but will be hoping that he can inspire his side to a win against Stoke City on Saturday.

But how can we expect McCann’s side to line up at the bet365 Stadium?

Find out below….

George Long is a certain starter in between the posts ahead of Matt Ingram, and he’ll be hoping that he can keep a much-needed clean sheet against the Potters on Saturday.

Matthew Pennington and Sean McLoughlin will know that they have to show improvement in their performances in the near future, with Jordy de Wijs and Reece Burke still a couple of weeks away from a return to action.

Robbie McKenzie and Callum Elder are likely to retain their spots in the starting XI, and are likely to be more of a threat at the other end of the pitch after being pinned back for the majority of the game against Leeds United in their last match.

Kevin Stewart and Leo da Silva Lopes have been impressive for the Tigers this term, and they’ll be hoping that they can play their part in a much-needed win against Stoke City this weekend.

There could be a change out wide for Grant McCann’s side in this one, with Marcus Maddison potentially coming into the starting XI in place of youngster Martin Samuelson.

George Honeyman was a rare bright spark in a disappointing afternoon against Leeds United, and will be hoping that he can provide the creativity going forward for the Tigers.

Mallik Wilks is likely to start against the Potters for this one, and will be hoping to add to his goal tally which currently stands at four so far this season.

Josh Magennis is a certain starter for the game against Stoke City, with Tom Eaves set to miss the remainder of the season with an ankle ligament injury. 

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