Stephen Dawson is definitely out with ankle ligament damage but Jim O’Brien could return after missing the Ipswich draw with a dead leg. Jim McNulty also missed that game with a hamstring injury and will probably not be risked with a crucial league game against Millwall on Tuesday.
Fringe players such as Bobby Hassell, Kelvin Etuhu and Danny Rose are all pushing for starts. Teenager Rose has netted in two of his last three substitute appearances including in the Third Round victory over Burnley.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Last Six Hull v Barnsley Results:
3/11/12 Hull 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)
17/4/12 Hull 3-1 Barnsley (Championship)
1/11/11 Barnsley 2-1 Hull (Championship)
15/1/11 Hull 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)
30/10/10 Barnsley 1-1 Hull (Championship)
15/4/08 Barnsley 1-3 Hull (Championship)
Hull Wins: 39
Barnsley Wins: 38
Hull Goals: 163
Barnsley Goals: 145
At Hull (6 at KC Stadium, 19 at Boothferry Park, 24 at Anlaby Road, 1 at The Boulevard) :
Hull Wins: 25
Barnsley Wins: 15
Hull Goals: 100
Last six 2012-2013 results:
19/1/13 Peterborough 1-1 Hull (Championship)
15/1/13 Leyton Orient 1-2 Hull (FA Cup)
12/1/13 Hull 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
5/1/13 Hull 1-1 Leyton Orient (FA Cup)
29/12/12 Hull 2-0 Leeds (Championship)
26/12/12 Hull 0-0 Leicester (Championship)
W: 2 D: 3 L: 1 F: 7 A: 6 GD: 1 Points: 5 * one win and one draw in FA Cup.
19/1/13 Ipswich 1-1 Barnsley (Championship)
12/1/13 Barnsley 2–0 Leeds (Championship)
5/1/13 Barnsley 1–0 Burnley (FA Cup)
1/1/13 Peterborough 2–1 Barnsley (Championship)
29/12/12 Barnsley 1-3 Blackburn (Championship)
26/12/12 Barnsley 1–2 Birmingham (Championship)
W: 2 D: 1 L: 3 F: 7 A: 8 GD: -1 Points: 4* (one victory in FA Cup)
Tomorrow’s meeting will be the 100th between the two teams overall. The first one was back in September 1905.
Hull have won exactly half of their home games against Barnsley (25 out of 50) and they have scored exactly 100 home goals against them.
Victory for Barnsley tomorrow would tie the two teams up at 39 wins apiece in overall meetings.
The Tigers have won each of the last three meetings at the KC Stadium, including a 1-0 victory back in November.
The Reds last victory there saw them come from 2-0 down to win 3-2 back in 2006.
That is the only victory they have got there in their last six visits.
The two sides have met once before in the FA Cup. After a 1-1 draw at Hull in the 1957-58 season, the Tigers won the replay 2-0 at Oakwell.
Steve Bruce’s side have won just one of their last six matches and that was the extra time 2-1 victory over Leyton Orient in the FA Cup Third Round Replay.
They have gone three league games without victory, which followed four successive victories.
The Tigers have only failed to score seven times this season and four of those ended 0-0.
Hull reside in third position in the Championship with only goal difference separating them from the automatic promotion places. They have lost four times at home this season however, the most in the top five.
They have only netted 21 times in front of their own supporters, the lowest in the top seven.
This is the third successive season that Hull have made the Fourth Round of the FA Cup but they have been eliminated at this stage in each of the previous two campaigns. The last time they got past this stage was the 2008-2009 season when they reached the Quarter-Finals.
The Tigers have also won only one of their last four home FA Cup ties.
Barnsley are now unbeaten in three matches- their best run of the season. The last time they went four without defeat was when they won four in a row back in November/December 2011.
The Reds have also just one of their last four matches on the road.
Barnsley have failed to score in only one of their previous 13 matches.
The 1-0 victory over Burnley in the Third Round was the first time Barnsley have got past that stage since they reached the Semi-Finals in 2008 and was their first FA Cup victory since the famous triumph over Chelsea in March 2008.
Their last away win in the competition was the Fifth Round triumph at Liverpool the previous month.
On This Day:
Played: 8 Won: 3 Drawn: 4 Lost: 1 Scored: 14 Conceded: 9.
Last match on the 26th January: 2002. Hull 3-0 Shrewsbury (Williams, Dudfield, Edwards) ATT: 8,534.
Last win: 2002
Last draw: 1999
Last defeat: 1924
STAT! – Hull have only played eight times on this date and they have lost just once- 5-1 at Stockport in 1924.
Played: 11 Won: 6 Drawn: 3 Lost: 2 Scored 15 Conceded 8.
Last match on the 26th January: 2010. Barnsley 1-0 Leicester (Colace). ATT: 12,065.
Last win: 2010
Last draw: 1931
Last defeat: 1952
STAT! – Barnsley have won their last five matches on this date and six of the last seven.
Friday 25th January 2013:
Millwall v Aston Villa
Saturday 26th January 2013:
Stoke v Manchester City
Bolton v Everton
Brighton v Arsenal
Derby v Blackburn
Huddersfield v Leicester
Macclesfield v Wigan
Middlesbrough v Aldershot
Norwich v Luton
QPR v MK Dons
Reading v Sheffield United
Manchester United v Fulham
Sunday 27th January 2013:
Brentford v Chelsea
Leeds v Tottenham
Oldham v Liverpool