Hull V Crystal Palace at The KC Stadium : Match Preview

26 November 2012 05:31
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Bruce to keep faith

Hull boss Steve Bruce will name the same 18-man squad when they host league leaders Crystal Palace.

The Tigers fell to their second defeat in three at home to Burnley on Saturday but Bruce is not expected to make too many changes.

On-loan goalkeeper David Stockdale is expected to continue between the posts after replacing Ben Amos to make his debut against the Clarets.

Defenders Liam Rosenior and Alex Bruce both shook off groin and knee problems respectively to feature but Paul McShane remains doubtful with a calf strain and is unlikely to be risked.

Midfielder David Meyler still awaits his first start since joining on loan from Sunderland and could make his full debut against the Eagles.

Strikers Robbie Brady and Nick Proschwitz also staked their claim for involvement after being introduced in the second half at the weekend.

Crystal Palace are without Glenn Murray as they look to return to winning ways.

The forward picked up his fifth yellow card of the season during the club's 2-1 defeat away at Leeds on Saturday and has been hit with a one-match suspension.

It was the first time Palace had dropped points since Ian Holloway took over at the club and ended a run of 14 games without defeat.

Holloway is expected to start with either Aaron Wilbraham or Jermaine Easter in attack in the absence of Murray.

Defender Darcy Blake missed the weekend's game through illness and will be assessed ahead of kick-off.

Skipper Paddy McCarthy and midfielder Jonathan Williams are both sidelined once more with groin injuries.

Source: PA