Hull City welcome north east rivals Sunderland to the KC Stadium on Tuesday (Watch live, 2:45 p.m. ET online via Live Extra) with both teams ensconced in the relegation battle.
The Tigers sit in 15th spot on 26 points which leaves them four points clear of the relegation zone. Sunderland are just one place and one point behind Hull, as it’s a real relegation six-pointer under the floodlights in Yorkshire.
Both teams lost at the weekend, but Hull have won two of their last three to ease their relegation fears. Sunderland have drawn 13 of their 27 matches in the PL this season as they will hope Jermain Defoe will come up big against Steve Bruce’s side.
In teams news Hull bring Andrew Robertson, Nikica Jelavic and Dame N’Doye into the starting lineup, while Sunderland bring in Jack Rodwell and Danny Graham
Hull City: McGregor, Dawson, Bruce, McShane, Elmohamady, Robertson, Huddlestone, Livermore, Meyler, Jelavic, N’Doye. Subs: Harper, Figueroa, Davies, Quinn, Ramirez, Hernandez, Aluko
Sunderland: Pantilimon, Reveilere, Vergini, Brown, O’Shea, Cattermole, Bridcutt, Rodwell, Larsson, Defoe, Graham. Subs: Fletcher, Wickham, Gomez, Alvarez, van Aanholt, Coates, Mannone