Hull City take on Reading today at the KCOM Stadium with both sides looking to pick up their first points of the season. Here is a predicted starting XI for the hosts-

GK- George Long- He started in the Tigers’ defeat to Swansea City last weekend and is likely to keep his place.

RB- Eric Lichaj- It will be a first home game as captain for the American.

CB- Reece Burke- He is expected to keep his place in the back four despite Hull bringing in Everton defender Matthew Pennington on loan on Thursday.

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CB- Jordy de Wijs- The Dutchman went off ill against the Swans but has trained this week.

LB- Stephen Kingsley- The Scot will be in competition with new signing Callum Elder for the left-back spot now.

RM- Jarrod Bowen- Hull have managed to keep hold of their star man and he will be eager to hit the ground running today.

CM- Kevin Stewart- It is a big season for the ex-Liverpool midfielder.

CM- Jackson Irvine- The Australian international is in his third year in East Yorkshire.

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CM- George Honeyman- Could he be the only recent signing to start this afternoon in midfield?

LM- Kamil Grosicki- Another key player the Tigers have kept hold of for now. The Poland international will be looking to cause the Royals problems.

Hull City midfielder Kamil Grosicki (14) during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Hull City at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England on 19 April 2019.

ST- Tom Eaves- The summer signing from Gillingham could get his first start in the black and amber ahead of Nouha Dicko.


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