Ricky van Wolkswinkel comes back to the lineup after missing out against Everton whilst Pilkington will vie it out against Nathan Redmond for a spot on the right wing. A win will make Norwich on level on points with their opponents.
Hull City (3-4-1-2): McGregor, Bruce, Davies, Chester, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Figueroa, Meyler, Jelavic, Sagbo
New signing Nikica Jelavic will be expected to feature and maybe even start for the ‘Tigers’ partnering Yannick Sagbo up front. If Jelavic does start, it means Robert Koren and George Boyd will be relegated to the bench.
Hull City will hope to get Shane Long deal done by noon Friday so he can play at Norwich. He’s having medical with talks to come. #hcafc
— David Burns (@bbcburnsy) January 16, 2014
— Carrie Day (@NorwichCityWag) January 17, 2014
— pinkun (@pinkun) January 15, 2014
Cheers for Norwich keeper John Ruddy are futile as Robert Brady strokes in a penalty for the only goal of the game.
Norwich haven’t had the best time in front of goal this season, but when they do score Gary Hooper is often involved. With 4 out of his 5 goals this season coming at home, do not be surprised if he puts in name on the score-sheet.
Norwich vs Hull City: An Alternative Preview
Ricky van Wolfswinkel has managed only four shots on target in 12 Premier League appearances.
Hull City have won three and lost none of their last five league matches against Norwich.
Hull City have kept six clean sheets this season in the Premier League, but none of these have come away from home.
The Canaries have managed only two goals in their last five Premier League outings.
No team has picked up fewer away points than Hull this season (5, level with Stoke).
Carrow Road has seen fewer goals than any other Premier League stadium this season (21).
Norwich City are one of only two teams yet to score a goal from an indirect free-kick this season (alongside Aston Villa).
Hull have hit only 158 shots (excluding blocked), fewer than any other side.
Norwich are the only Premier League team yet to see a substitute score this season.
Hull City have played 97 Premier League games and have scored 95 goals.