Ninety days have passed since Hull City lifted the League One trophy at The Valley in early May, and here, in early August, Hull City are back in the Championship and ready to launch their assault on the second tier.
A raft of new players with the latest being Matt Smith – Friday’s arrival from Manchester City – joined the other six who arrived throughout a busy summer of transfer activity at the MKM Stadium, with all bar Randell Williams likely to be involved this afternoon.
City’s 2,000 or so supporters making the journey from east Yorkshire to Lancashire will get their first live look at the Tigers since an away game at Stoke City last March, and it will likely be a special occasion at Deepdale.
Between now and kick-off at 3pm we’ll bring you all the big build-up followed by team news at 2pm and then full match coverage from the press box inside Deepdale.
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