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27/01/2018 at 08:29

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PREVIEW: Hull City v Nottingham Forest - FA Cup Rd 4

A 4,000 travelling throng of Nottingham Forest fans will fill the North Stand this Saturday - and no doubt be confident of reaching Round 5 of the FA Cup. And they'll have good reason too. Hull City are in dire form, the mood at the club is ugly, the local fans are turning their back on the club in their droves - and arguably - the visitors will have more fans here than the hosts. This is the legacy of the Allam fallout. The best run club in the EFL, no less. 

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If that wasn't bad enough, the chances of seeing a full strength side for the tie are pretty much nil. With an important home fixture against an already out of the cup Leeds United (to Newport County) fully rested and raring for the play-offs, our visitors on Tuesday will be chomping at the bit to get at us. Expect changes to Adkins side, namely David Marshall in goal and Will Keane making a first start in attack after a 14 month knee injury. Kamil Grosicki is likely to be added to the squad after a month out on the sidelines.

Nottingham Forest will be confident of progress despite missing striker Darryl Murphy with a rib injury. Midfielder Liam Bridcutt begins a two game suspension after receiving 10 bookings already this season. The last time these sides met in Hull, the match ended in a 2-3 home loss for the Tigers amid protesting fans. This time around, there won't be any fans there to protest. Except the travelling contingent in the North Stand. Depressing. Embarrassing. Shameful.

Great legacy, Allams. 

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