David Meyler makes his first start for more than a month as the Tigers take on Reading at the KCOM Stadium.
Allan McGregor, Michael Dawson, Seb Larsson, Jackson Irvine and Nouha Dicko also return after being rested to varying degrees for last weekend’s cup win at Blackburn.
Paul McShane captains Reading while Vito Mannone starts in goal, with fellow former Tiger Sone Aluko on the bench.
Hull City: Allan McGregor, Jackson Irvine, Michael Hector, David Meyler, Nouha Dicko, Jon Toral, Sebastian Larsson, Jarrod Bowen, Michael Dawson, Fikayo Tomori, Ola Aina.
Subs: David Marshall, Adama Diomande, Evandro, Markus Henriksen, Max Clark, Fraizer Campbell, Kevin Stewart.
Reading: Vito Mannone, Chris Gunter, Joey Van den Berg, Paul McShane, Liam Moore, George Evans, John Swift, Garath McCleary, Modou Barrow, Yann Kermorgant, Omar Richards.
Subs: Anssi Jaakkola, Sone Aluko, Leandro Bacuna, Tiago Ilori, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Tyler Blackett, Liam Kelly.
Referee: Mr D. England.