Hull vs Crystal Palace – Premier League preview and team news

Still managerless, rock-bottom Crystal Palace travel to the KC Stadium to play fellow newly promoted side Hull City, who have made the step-up far more comfortably.

Hull’s home record currently reads 11 points from a possible 15, with just one goal conceded, so they will be confident of beating the Eagles. However, they do come into this match off the back of their heaviest defeat of the season, 4-1 at Southampton, but prior to that they had been competitive in most games, and their performances have been enough to keep them safely in mid-table.

Tony Pulis has re-emerged as the favourite to take over at Crystal Palace, but they have now gone a full month without appointing a permanent successor to Ian Holloway. Keith Millen has taken charge of the last three games, and after two battling displays went unrewarded against Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion, Palace finally ended a run of seven straight defeats by holding a below-par Everton at Selhurst Park.

The home side welcome back two key players on Saturday, with goalkeeper Allan McGregor and midfielder Robert Koren both fit enough to return, while Stephen Quinn has a hamstring injury and misses out.

Jonathan Williams could play for Palace after nearly three months out, though Patrick McCarthy has suffered a thigh problem. Jack Hunt is a long-term absentee.

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