Confirmed Hull City v Leeds United lineups: Forshaw starts, two teenagers on Christiansen's bench

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Hull City and Burnley at KCOM Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Hull, England.

Hull City host Leeds United in the Championship this evening.

Hull City starting line-up: McGregor; Aina, Dawson, Mazuch, Tomori; Larsson, Henriksen, Irvine, Bowen; Campbell, Dicko.

Hull City starting substitutes: Marshall, Hector, Grosicki, Toral, Evandro, Keane, Clark

Leeds United starting line-up: Wiedwald; Berardi, Shaughnessy, Jansson, De Bock; Forshaw, Vieira; Alioski, Hernandez, Roofe; Lasogga.

Leeds United starting substitutes: Lonergan, Pearce, Anita, Vieira, Dallas, Sacko, Cibicki.

Hull City and Leeds United meet at the KCOM Stadium tonight, with both teams needing the three points for very different reasons given their respective positions.

The Tigers are hovering precariously above the relegation zone, and Nigel Adkins desperately needs a win to try and drag his side away from the bottom three.

Chelsea loanees Ola Aina and Fikayo Tomori start in defence alongside Michael Dawson and Ondrej Mazuch, protecting goalkeeper Allan McGregor, whilst Markus Henriksen partners Jackson Irvine in midfield.

Jarrod Bowen and Seb Larsson feature out wide, supporting attacking duo Fraizer Campbell and Nouha Dicko, with the likes of Kamil Grosicki and Jon Toral named amongst the substitutes.

Meanwhile, Leeds need the points to continue their play-off hopes, but manager Thomas Christiansen has been dealt a blow with Matthew Pennington's injury, meaning he cannot fill in for the suspended Liam Cooper.

Felix Wiedwald starts in goal, with Conor Shaughnessy coming into defence alongside Gaetano Berardi, Pontus Jansson and Laurens De Bock, whilst new signing Adam Forshaw starts alongside Ronaldo Vieira in midfield.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga starts in attack, and will be supported by Ezgjan Alioski, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe in the final third, with Pawel Cibicki on the bench.

19-year-old duo Tom Pearce and Romario Vieira are both on the bench for Leeds, alongside Andy Lonergan, Vurnon Anita, Stuart Dallas and Hadi Sacko.

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