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29/09/2017 at 17:33

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PREVIEW: Hull City v Birmingham City

The late concession at Reading that cost a win, the late concession at home to Preston that cost a draw, plus the fact the fans have reached breaking point over the Allam ownership, is doing little to lighten the mood at Hull City. Spluttering Birmingham City arrive in East Yorkshire this Saturday, in the relegation zone and with a brand new manager - Steve Cotterill - after Harry Redknapp was sacked. Matters could get really ugly. 

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It is clear the wretched run of form is getting to Slutsky too. The jovial Russian, looks haggered, frustrated and borseline tetchy with affairs and results on the pitch. Another dreadful first half showing, was countered in the second half, but this ridiculous habit of a poor opening 45 minutes and then letting in late goals, is really hurting Hull City right now. To compound the misery, Stephen Kingsley hobbled off in midweek, meaning young local lad Max Clark is set to deputise. On a brighter note, free-scoring youngster Jarrod Bowen has penned a new 3 year deal with the club.

New man in charge at Birmingham City is Steve Cotterill and he brings a side that saw a midweek 1-0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday, masterminded in a caretaker capacity from new assistant boss to Cotterill - Lee Carsley. A swathe of injuries will impinge on team selection with Jota, Che Adams, Jason Lowe, Carl Jenkinson and ex-Tiger David Stockdale all set to be unavailable. Hull City have not lost at home to Birmingham since 2013, but be warned, right now, these types of records are not holding water.

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