Hull City Vs Watford, Sat 21 Aug 2010

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Jay Simpson has been added to the Hull squad for their home game against Watford.

Simpson joined the Tigers from Arsenal on Thursday evening and is expected to make his debut against the Hornets.

Robert Koren could also make his full debut but Craig Fagan is still waiting for his first appearance of the season.

Slovenia skipper Koren signed a two-year deal in time to step off the substitutes' bench in last week's 4-0 defeat at Millwall and is expected to be handed a more prominent role. Fellow midfielder Fagan has yet to appear this season due to a groin injury and is not ready to return.

Manager Nigel Pearson is expected to make several changes after last week's disappointing display. Pearson could also be tempted to hand Paul McShane a starting place. The Republic of Ireland international impressed after replacing Nolberto Solano at Millwall.

Midfielder Jimmy Bullard is still unavailable as the club look to offload their highest earner.

Watford manager Malky Mackay has no fresh injury concerns.

Back-up goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin is the only injured player at Vicarage Road so academy keeper Jonathan Bond will again be on the bench as cover for Scott Loach.

Gilmartin deputised for Loach in the recent Carling Cup win at Aldershot but picked up a knock in the victory and is not yet fit to return.

New signing Troy Deeney is likely to be on the bench again as he waits for his full debut following his #500,000 switch from Walsall.

Defender Dale Bennett has returned from injury to be on the bench for the last two games.

The Hornets` last trip to the KC Stadium saw the Tigers romp to a 4-1 win in the Championship play-off semi-final of 2008.

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Jimmy Bullard
Rene Gilmartin
Jay Simpson
Troy Deeney
Dale Bennett
Craig Fagan
Robert Koren
Malky Mackay
Paul McShane
Scott Loach
Nolberto Solano

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