Hull v Nottingham Forest preview
Last Updated: 27/01/18 8:24am
Hull goalkeeper David Marshall will return to the starting line-up for his side's home FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest.
Tigers boss Nigel Adkins has confirmed Marshall will replace Allan McGregor as he did in the third-round win at Blackburn. Striker Will Keane is expected to be given more game time after making his first appearance in 14 months off the bench in last week's defeat at Sunderland following a knee injury.
Defender Ondrej Mazuch is also back in contention after a hamstring injury but Kamil Grosicki, who has been out for a month with an ankle problem, will be assessed.
Forest will be without the suspended Liam Bridcutt for the fourth-round tie. Bridcutt received his 10th yellow card of the season during the league win against Wolves last weekend and he must now serve a two-match ban.
Reds boss Aitor Karanka will hope David Vaughan is fit to replace Bridcutt after he missed out at Molineux with a slight injury sustained in training. Daryl Murphy has yet to play in 2018 after sustaining a knock against his former club Sunderland on December 30 and the seven-goal striker is still a doubt.
These two sides will be meeting in the FA Cup for the first time in over 50 years, with their last encounter coming in February 1966 at this very stage - Hull City won 2-0.
Hull City are in the FA Cup fourth round for the sixth time in the last seven seasons, only failing to reach this stage in 2014/15 when they lost to Arsenal in the third round.
Nottingham Forest hoping to reach the FA Cup fifth round for the just the third time since this century, making it past this stage in 2005 and 2014.
Hull have won four of their last five FA Cup home games at the KCOM Stadium (L1), with all four wins coming against Championship or Premier League opponents.
Hull City have won just two of their last 16 competitive matches, although one of these came in the FA Cup third round (1-0 vs Blackburn) - they have lost eight and drawn six in this run.Nottingham Forest beat Championship leaders Wolves last weekend (2-0) - they haven't won back to back competitive matches since October.