Hull v Burton preview
Last Updated: 11/08/17 12:47pm
Hull's latest signing Sebastian Larsson could make his debut for the club in the home game against Burton.
Larsson, released by Sunderland earlier this summer, signed a one-year deal this week and is expected to go straight into the squad. Fellow summer signing Kevin Stewart remains doubtful due to the ankle injury which kept him out of the opening-day draw at Aston Villa and may have to wait longer for his debut.
Midfielder Evandro missed out last week with a hamstring problem sustained in pre-season and could be sidelined until next month and goalkeeper David Marshall (ankle) is still out.
Burton boss Nigel Clough will make several changes as Albion revert back to Championship action. Clough swapped eight players for the EFL Cup tie at Oldham in midweek and the likes of Stephen Bywater, Jake Buxton, Stephen Warnock, Marvin Sordell, Luke Murphy and Jackson Irvine are all expected to be restored to the team.
Striker Luke Varney will hope to have forced his way into Clough plans after scoring in Wednesday's win at Boundary Park. Lloyd Dyer will be assessed after sustaining a thigh injury against Cardiff last weekend while Tom Flanagan has returned to the club but the defender is lacking fitness and is unlikely to be involved.
This will be the first ever competitive meeting between these two sides. Burton will be the 116th different side that Hull City have faced in the league, whereas Hull will be the 78th different side Burton have faced.
Clough has lost six of his seven meetings against Hull, the exception being a 1-0 win as Derby manager at the KC Stadium in January 2012.
Burton have conceded just three goals in their last seven away league games, recording four clean sheets in the process (W2 D4 L1).
Hull are unbeaten in 14 home league games in the second tier, winning nine and drawing five.