Hull v Fulham preview
Last Updated: 29/12/17 12:30pm
Hull's leading scorer Jarrod Bowen is pushing to start against Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.
The Tigers forward has been restricted to a substitute's role in the last two matches following a knee problem but is nearing full fitness. Jon Toral could be given a rest after picking up a knock against Derby on Boxing Day while boss Nigel Adkins will assess the ankle injury suffered by Kamil Grosicki.
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Fraizer Campbell and Evandro are on the road to recovery but the game against the Cottagers could come too soon.
Fulham will check on forward Aboubakar Kamara. The Frenchman missed the 4-2 win at Cardiff on Boxing Day through illness, but could be available again.
Denis Odoi filled in at left-back as manager Slavisa Jokanovic opted for a front three, with Floyd Ayite and winger Ryan Sessegnon both among the scorers against the high-flying Bluebirds. Portugal forward Rui Fonte and on-loan Chelsea midfielder Lucas Piazon are other options should Jokanovic want to freshen up his team as Fulham look for a third straight Championship victory.
Hull have won their last four home league matches against Fulham - the Cottagers' last league win there came at Boothferry Park in October 1996.
Fulham have beaten Hull twice in 2017 - winning in the FA Cup in January and in the Championship in September - and last beat an opponent three times in a calendar year in 2014 against Norwich.
After scoring three times in a win over Brentford in Nigel Adkins' first game in charge, Hull have failed to find the net in each of their three games since (D1 L2).
Slavisa Jokanovic's side are looking to record three consecutive Championship wins for the first time since April (a run of four wins).
12 different Hull players have scored a league goal at the KCOM Stadium this season - only Brentford have had as many different scorers in home fixtures (also 12).
Ryan Sessegnon has been directly involved in five of Fulham's last nine away goals in the Championship (four goals and one assist).