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Slutsky faces another tough test with job on the line at Hull City

By Dominic Medcalf

Leonid Slutsky’s Hull City are in a terrible run of form at the moment, losing three consecutive matches. This has seen them slip down to 20th.

Ipswich meanwhile, have been one of the surprise packages of the season, starting well under Mick Mccarthy. They are sitting eighth in the table and only two points from the play-off places.

With the pressure mounting on Slutsky, it is vital they take all three points. The recent meetings between the two sides makes for good reading for Hull City, winning seven of the last nine and the other two ending in draws.

The Tigers boss said: “Evandro will be in the 18 tomorrow and Mazuch is also available following injury. We have only two options up front without Campbell – Dicko and Diomande. Who will start against Ipswich, we will see. I know my team for tomorrow.”

Hull City will also be glad to have Michael Hector back from his suspension, after picking up a red card in the 3-1 loss to Middlesbrough.

The only fresh injury concern for Ipswich Town is Tom Ademeyi who has seen his return put back as the midfielder is still side-lined with a hamstring problem.

McCarthy has praised his team pre match: “We might not be the best, most efficient football team in this league, but wow you don’t half have to batter us down to beat us. And make sure you do because if you don’t we’ll keep going and, as we saw two weeks ago (3-0 home win against Preston), we’ve got quality when it counts. I like the qualities that my team has got”


Mick McCarthy has never won a league match at the KC Stadium in four previous attempts (D1 L3).

Ipswich Town have won more points from losing positions than any other team in the Championship so far in 2017-18 (9).

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