Hull City head coach Grant McCann has made one change to the side that faces Birmingham City this afternoon, with Josh Bowler recalled at the expense of Dan Batty.

Bowler has been handed his first start since the 3-1 loss away to Barnsley and is expected to come in on the right side of City’s attacking line.

That would push Jarrod Bowen inside to a number 10 role, with Jackson Irvine dropping deeper to partner Leonardo Da Silva Lopes in midfield.

Tom Eaves, as expected, has recovered from the head injury that forced him off in the 2-2 draw at Charlton to start up front.

Birmingham have made two changes for their trip to the KCOM Stadium. Josh McEachran and Francisco Villalba replace David Davis and Alvaro Gimenez.

Hull City: George Long; Eric Lichaj, Reece Burke, Jordy de Wijs, Callum Elder; Leonardo Da Silva Lopes, Jackson Irvine; Josh Bowler, Jarrod Bowen, Kamil Grosicki; Tom Eaves

Subs: Matt Ingram, Ryan Tafazolli, Stephen Kingsley, Matthew Pennington, George Honeyman, Dan Batty Keane Lewis-Potter

Birmingham City: Connal Trueman; Maxime Colin, Geraldo Bajrami, Harlee Dean, Kristian Pedersen; Jude Bellingham, Ivan Sunjic, Josh McEachran, Jermaine Bela; Franciso Villalba, Lukas Jutkiewicz

Subs: Lee Camp, Daniel Crowley, Jefferson Montero, Jacques Maghoma, Gary Gardner, Alvaro Giminez, David Davis 

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