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At the KC Stadium, Sunday March 4, kick-off 3pm
Ex-Hull FC coach Richard Agar will make his return to the KC Stadium on Sunday when his Wakefield side do battle against his old club.
Agar ended his long assocation with the Black and Whites at the 2011 season, turning down the chance to become as the club's director of rugby, having been in charge since the summer of 2008.
However, the former Widnes player, who had served as an assistant to former Hull coaches John Kear and Peter Sharp, was not out of work for long, Wakefield quickly appointing him on a three-year deal.
Now Agar will head back to his old stomping ground hoping that his Wildcats can end Hull's unbeaten home start to the 2012 campaign.
The Airlie Birds have so far managed a draw with high-flying Warrington and a narrow win over the London Broncos on home soil, though they went down 24-22 away to Salford last time out.
Sam Moa, who missed the defeat to the City Reds last Friday due to suspension, is now back and will return to the home team's pack.
The prop looks set to be joined by Eamon O'Carroll, with the off-season signing from Wigan now ready to make his debut having fully recovered from a back injury picked up in pre-season training.
Coach Peter Gentle may also hand a first appearance to scrum-half Jamie Ellis, who has been preferred to Danny Nicklas in the 19-man squad.
"Sam and Eamon have been jumping to get back into the team and having them back in contention is a huge bonus for us," Gentle told the club's official website.
"We will make a late call on Eamon, but I will have no hesitation in giving Josh Bowden another run if he doesn't make it.
"Jamie is pushing really hard for a place. He's been putting the extras in at training and he's shown a great attitude. But whoever is picked, we are confident they will go out and put in a much improved performance on last week."
Wakefield, meanwhile, have Liam Kay and Lucas Walshaw in their squad as they look to bounce back from last Saturday's 36-18 reverse against Bradford.
Agar has included in the youngsters in place of Andy Ellis and Motu Tony, while there is a slight injury doubt over winger Ben Cockayne.
"It's really not about me," Agar said. "It's about what happens on the field in 80 minutes.
"I had seven years there and loved every minute of it. I worked my hardest and left on really good terms with some really close friends there.
"It was very easy for me to move on. The fact that the place has had a big overhaul and all the people I worked alongside have gone, made it that bit easier as well.
"I haven't looked back a single moment. My focus and my enjoyment has been working in this club and trying to build something and I'm thoroughly enjoying it."
Hull: Aspinwall, Bowden, T. Briscoe, Ellis, Horne, Houghton, Lynch, Manu, Martin, McKinnon, Moa, O'Carroll, O'Meley, Seymour, Sharp, Tickle, Turner, Whiting, Yeaman.
Wakefield: Mathers, Fox, Collis, Mellars, Cockayne, John, Wood, Wilkes, Walshaw, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Southern, Washbrook, Aiton , Johnson, Kirmond, Kay, Smith, Trout.
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