Hull manager Grant McCann admits his side could get “hammered” by Leeds if they don’t up their performance levels from midweek. The Tigers were handed a 1-0 defeat by relegation-threatened Barnsley and now find themselves just four points above the drop zone.
“We’ve got a very, very tough game on Saturday,” said McCann.
“One of the best teams in the league are coming here. If we perform like we did (against Barnsley) then we’ll get hammered. That’s exactly what I’ve told the group.
“We need to roll our sleeves up now, do it for themselves, do it for their families, do it for this football club. They need to start taking responsibility and that’s everyone.
“Confidence is a big thing in football and at the minute we’ve got a low group.
“We have to pick them up and go again. In tough times you’ve got to stick together and stay strong. The belief has got to run through the group.”
Leeds will be without Jean-Kevin Augustin for the clash with Hull.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa confirmed the striker has been ruled out with a “muscular problem in his hamstring” but hinted at a return for midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
Bielsa said: “Kalvin, I don’t know. Probably, but don’t want to make the same mistake of saying he will play.”
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What time does Hull vs Leeds kick-off?
The Championship match kicks off at 12.30pm GMT this afternoon.
What TV channel is Hull vs Leeds on?
Fans can watch the match live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.
Build-up coverage gets underway at 12pm.
Can I live stream Hull vs Leeds?
Existing customers can stream the action via the Sky Go app.
Those without a subscription can watch the game by purchasing a Sky Sports pass through NOW TV.
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