HULL v Stoke: Ashbee sidelined for struggling Tigers
Hull pair Bernard Mendy and Craig Fagan are back in contention for tomorrow's crucial Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke. Winger Mendy (foot) and forward Fagan (ankle) both missed Monday's defeat at Aston Villa. Dean Marney is likely to replace Ian Ashbee in midfield following news earlier this week the Tigers captain has ruptured a posterior cruciate ligament. Striker Caleb Folan serves the second match of a three-game ban while Jimmy Bullard (knee) and Anthony Gardner (back) are out for the season. Provisional squad: Myhill, Ricketts, Turner, Zayatte, Dawson, Garcia, Boateng, Marney, Kilbane, Geovanni, Cousin, Barmby, Fagan, Halmosi, Mendy, Featherstone, Doyle, Hughes, France, Manucho, Duke.
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