Football - Full steam ahead for Hull

High-flying Hull have a clean bill of health as they look to maintain their impressive record in Yorkshire derbies this season when Sheffield Wednesday visit the KC Stadium.

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Manager Steve Bruce opted to shuffle his pack for the FA Cup clash with Leyton Orient on Saturday, resting several members of his first-choice XI.

That allowed the likes of Sone Aluko (calf) and Robert Koren (heel) to rest knocks picked up over the busy festive period.

Bruce revealed he had a full house for training on Thursday, with winger Ahmed Elmohamady also returning to contention from a calf problem.

The Tigers have beaten Leeds, Huddersfield and Barnsley on their own patch this term, while they also beat the Owls at Hillsborough, and Bruce is eyeing another success against their neighbours.

"We've done extremely well in the Yorkshire derbies so far, let's hope we can continue it," he said.

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