Grant McCann’s first starting eleven of the new Sky Bet League One season features three of his summer signings as Hull City take on Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium.
Richie Smallwood, Josh Emmanuel and Greg Docherty all start, while Josh Magennis comes in for the injured Tom Eaves up front and Keane Lewis-Potter starts ahead of Martin Samuelsen. Young midfielder Callum Jones is rewarded for an impressive display in the midweek EFL Trophy tie against Leicester City with a place on the bench.
Hull-born former Tiger Robbie McKenzie starts for the Gills.
Gillingham: Jack Bonham, Connor Ogilvie, Zech Medley, Robbie McKenzie, Chris Maghoma, Jordan Graham, Jacob Mellis, Kyle Dempsey, Stuart O’Keefe, Trae Coyle, John Akinde.
Subs: Joe Walsh, Jack Tucker, Matty Willock, Henry Woods, Scott Robertson, Alex MacDonald, Vadaine Oliver.
Hull City: Matt Ingram, Jordy de Wijs, Reece Burke, Richie Smallwood, Mallik Wilks, George Honeyman, Josh Emmanuel, Keane Lewis-Potter, Brandon Fleming, Josh Magennis, Greg Docherty.
Subs: Harvey Cartwright, Daniel Batty, James Scott, Martin Samuelsen, Alfie Jones, Sean McLoughlin, Callum Jones.