Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink looks set to be handed his Hull debut at Sunderland tomorrow, with fellow striker Caleb Folan likely to leave the club.
Folan has started all four of the Tigers' Premier League matches to date but could now be sent out on loan after boss Phil Brown signed the Dutch forward.
Still out: Jimmy Bullard faces a long road to recovery
Brown will check on the fitness of Jozy Altidore, who returned from international duty in Trinidad and Tobago this morning, but long-term absentees Ian Ashbee, Jimmy Bullard and Richard Garcia are still sidelined with knee injuries, as are Dean Marney and Anthony Gardner.
Hull (from): Myhill, Warner, McShane, Zayatte, Sonko, Dawson, Mouyokolo, Olofinjana, Kilbane, Boateng, Hunt, Mendy, Geovanni, Ghilas, Barmby, Altidore, Fagan, Halmosi, Vennegoor of Hesselink, Cousin.
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