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  • February 12, 2014
  • • 03:45
  • • Kingston Communications Stadium, Hull
  • Referee: M. Atkinson
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Hull City - Southampton Preview: Saints tackle inconsistent Tigers

Hull City - Southampton Preview: Saints tackle inconsistent Tigers

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Steve Bruce's men have endured topsy-turvy form since January 1, having advanced to the FA Cup fifth round but won just one of their six league matches, scoring only three goals

Southampton travel to Hull City on Tuesday looking to equal their longest unbeaten run of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino's men have gone seven games without tasting defeat in all competitions since losing to Chelsea on New Year's Day.

Their previous run included a 4-1 demolition of Hull at St Mary's Stadium, which saw Morgan Schneiderlin, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Steven Davis all get on the scoresheet. 

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A win at the KC Stadium could see Pochettino's side leapfrog Newcastle United into eighth in the Premier League, and the omens are good - they have defeated the Tigers in their last three meetings. 

However, Steve Bruce's men have won five times at home this season, and only conceded nine goals in their 12 games at the KC. 

Saturday's 2-0 win at Sunderland was Hull's first league win in 2014, though. Before then, Bruce's men had lost four and drawn one of their five league games, though two morale-boosting FA Cup wins were sandwiched in between. 

They have scored only three goals in the league this year, and they have all come from their January signings. Shane Long has hit the ground running with two goals already, and Nikica Jelavic opened his account for the club at Sunderland. 

Hull are two places behind their opponents in the league, but nine points adrift. Despite this, Bruce could steer his side into the top half of the league with a win. 

The two sides have met four times at the KC Stadium. The Saints have won twice, there has been one draw, and Hull's solitary win came in 2008 - an emphatic 5-0 victory.

Southampton have no new injury problems, but the game will probably come too soon for Dejan Lovren and Gaston Ramirez, who are both back in light training. 

For Hull, Sone Aluko made a short cameo at the Stadium of Light after Achilles trouble but, given the form of Jelavic and Long, may have to again settle for a place on the bench.

James Chester remains absent with a hamstring problem, while Allan McGregor serves the final game of his three-match ban. Steve Harper will once again deputise. 

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22Stephen HarperGoalkeeper
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
4Alex BruceDefender
6Curtis DaviesDefender
15Paul McShaneDefender
7David MeylerMidfielder
8Tom HuddlestoneMidfielder
14Jake LivermoreMidfielder
27Ahmed El MohamadyMidfielder
18Nikica JelavicStriker
24Shane LongStriker
-Eldin JakupovicGoalkeeper
7Robert KorenMidfielder
24Sone AlukoStriker
29Stephen QuinnMidfielder
11Robbie BradyMidfielder
17George BoydStriker
20Y. SagboStriker
31Artur BorucGoalkeeper
3Maya YoshidaDefender
6Jose Rocha FonteDefender
28Calum ChambersMidfielder
3Luke ShawDefender
4Morgan SchneiderlinMidfielder
8Steven DavisMidfielder
18Jack CorkDefender
20Adam LallanaMidfielder
-Rickie LambertStriker
9Jay RodriguezStriker
1Kelvin DavisGoalkeeper
2Nathaniel ClyneDefender
26Jos HooiveldDefender
12Victor WanyamaMidfielder
16James Ward-ProwseMidfielder
21Guilherme Do PradoMidfielder
27Lloyd IsgroveMidfielder

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