Barmby ponders changes
Hull manager Nick Barmby could be tempted to make one or two changes to his side for the game at Portsmouth.
Barmby, who will be without midfielder Robert Koren again due to a hamstring injury that will keep him sidelined until mid-April, has no new injury or suspension problems. But the Tigers' play-off hopes were dealt a blow last week with two defeats in four days and Barmby might want to add fresh legs to his starting line-up. Strikers Aaron Mclean and Mark Cullen are both pushing for recalls after stepping off the substitutes' bench in Saturday's defeat at Leicester and winger Robbie Brady is also in contention despite struggling with a recurring thigh problem in recent weeks. Hull, two points adrift of the top six, could jump back into a play-off place with their first win in four matches.