Hull v Norwich preview
Last Updated: 09/03/18 12:49pm
Hull boss Nigel Adkins is expected to make changes for the visit of Norwich.
Few emerged from the midweek home defeat to Millwall with any credit and Adkins has options now with players returning from injury.
Abel Hernandez marked his long-awaited return from an Achilles problem with a goal from the bench in Tuesday night's 2-1 loss and, such is Hull's plight just three points above the relegation zone, the striker could start against the Canaries. Central defender Ondrej Mazuch, midfielder Markus Henriksen and on-loan winger Harry Wilson are also fit again.
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Christoph Zimmermann could be restored to the Norwich starting line-up on Saturday. The defender missed training at the beginning of the week for what head coach Daniel Farke said was a "private situation" but he was on the bench against Nottingham Forest.
On-loan Tottenham midfelder Marcus Edwards (back) continues to edge closer to match fitness and could be included in the squad. However, winger Matt Jarvis suffered a setback on his return to action this week for the under-23 side when a knock forced him off after only 20 minutes.
Hull have lost one of their last seven home league matches against Norwich (W3 D3), a 2-1 defeat in April 2007.
The Canaries have kept one clean sheet in their last 12 league meetings with Hull.
Jarrod Bowen has scored in 11 Championship matches this season and ended on the losing side in six of them, more than any other player.
Only Fulham (0) have lost fewer Championship games in 2018 than Norwich (1).
Nigel Adkins hasn't ended on the losing side in back to back home league matches since September 2015, when he was manager of Sheffield United.
Under Leonid Slutsky, Hull's Championship games saw 71 goals, the most in the division in that time - since Adkins' first game, Hull's games have seen just 28 goals scored, with only Ipswich's (26) and opponents Norwich's (27) games seeing fewer since then.