Stoke v Hull preview

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says winger Oussama Assaidi is unlikely to return against Hull following a knee injury.

Defender Erik Pieters is likely to play however having recovered from a knock.

Jon Walters is suspended but Stephen Ireland is available again.

Steve Harper is set to deputise for injured goalkeeper Allan McGregor, with the Hull number one expected to be ruled out for the rest of the season.

The former Newcastle veteran will fill in for McGregor, who was sent off in the midweek defeat by West Ham and also suffered kidney damage which is likely to end his campaign.

Eldin Jakupovic has been recalled from his loan spell at Leyton Orient to provide cover for Harper, but Tigers boss Steve Bruce does not expect any other new injury concerns.