LIVE Hull City vs Aston Villa – build up, team news, match updates and reaction
The wait is over. Hull City will finally get their season under way this evening when they welcome Aston Villa and we’ll be there to bring you all the action.
After another hectic summer transfer window, the Tigers could have six debutants in the fold tonight, with all of their summer additions fit and available for selection.
Nigel Adkins will make late calls on the club’s two World Cup stars Kamil Grosicki and Jackson Irvine, who are severely lacking in match fitness. But, it is highly unlikely either will be involved from the off.
However, tonight the Tigers will be looking to get the season off on the right foot as they welcome former boss Steve Bruce back to the KCOM Stadium.
Last season’s beaten play-off finalists have been through the mill throughout the summer with their financial woes being well publicised. Nevertheless, thanks to a takeover the club have been able to cling onto most of their stars this summer and start the campaign optimistic of ending their three-year hiatus from the top flight.
We’ll have updates, pictures and analysis all evening for you live from the home of the Tigers.