Hull City will be looking to move themselves away from the relegation zone when they face Reading this weekend.
The Tigers are not enjoying life back in the Sky Bet Championship following their relegation from the Premier League last season. They find themselves in 21st place, only goal difference saves them from the bottom three.
Opponents Reading are finding life hard following their success last season. The play-off finalists of May are sat in 18th place following a poor run of results that have seen them slide down the table.
Despite their progression into the next round of the FA Cup, Hull are struggling in the Sky Bet Championship having only won two points from their last nine available.
A draw against Derby County was followed by another draw with Fulham. An away defeat to fellow strugglers have seen the Tigers start to struggle under new boss Nigel Adkins.
In fact, their only victory under Adkins came at the start of his tenure, one whole month ago. A 3-2 win at the KCom Stadium must seem a long time ago to those who support the Tigers.
Reading are in their own sticky patch having only picked up a solitary point from their last three games. A 1-1 draw away at Barnsley was in between defeats to both Bristol City and Birmingham City.
Their last win coming at the start of December against rock bottom Sunderland. Dave Edwards struck before a brace from Modou Barrow saw the Royals collect a valuable three points.
These two sides shared the points when they met earlier in the season at the Madjewski Stadium.
Fraizer Campbell put Hull in the driving seat before Icelandic striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson thumped home to ensure the sharing of the spoils.