Hernandez or Valencia: Which debutant will be the instant hero?

Hull City KC South Stand

Hull City and West Ham United collide at the KC Stadium this evening with one summer signing from each side set to feature for the first time.

Hull City and West Ham United could both unleash one of their summer signings in this evening's encounter at the KC Stadium.

The Tigers recruited Uruguayan forward Abel Hernandez at the end of the summer transfer window for a club record £10 million from Palermo.

The player is yet to feature for Hull City because of the international break, but could be given a baptism of fire against the Hammers after receiving a work permit in time to compete against the East Londoners later tonight, Monday.

West Ham, meanwhile, have already fielded World Cup star Enner Valencia twice - albeit as a substitute.

The Ecuadorian, who scored three goals from eight shots in three appearances for his country in Brazil earlier this summer, signed for West Ham in a £12 million transfer from Pachuca - and could make his first start for his new club in Hull.

On whether the forward would be fit to feature, or even start, against Hull City, manager Sam Allardyce said: "Yes, I think so. He's ready to get the opportunity to go and play. He scored against Bolivia and hopefully he will start scoring for us very shortly."

He continued, via Sky Sports, by remarking: "It will be great once he gets out there and produces what he did at the World Cup. It's the goal threat we really need more of this season.

"He's one of our major signings and we hope he is going to be very successful."

The Hull Daily Mail talked-up Hernandez's chances of competing.

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