It’s FA Cup third round weekend and Everton they face a tricky test against Hull City.
It hasn’t been the best of seasons for the Toffees so far with Rafa Benitez’s side sitting in 15th in the Premier League.
Hull City welcome Everton to east Yorkshire on Saturday evening
They’ll be hoping that a victory over the Championship side can kickstart their season.
For Hull, it’s been a difficult campaign too after securing promotion from League One last term and with the club sitting in 19th spot, there’s plenty of work to do if they’re to avoid the drop.
A cup clash could offer valuable respite for the Yorkshire side.
Hull v Everton: talkSPORT coverage
The FA Cup third round clash is due to take place on Saturday, January 8 at the MKM Stadium in Hull.
Kick-off is scheduled for 5.30pm.
The contest will be live on talkSPORT 2 on Saturday evening.
FA Cup Gameday Live will get underway from 5pm with Shebahn Aherne on presenting duties.
Commentary will come from Mark Wilson and former Arsenal midfielder Adrian Clarke.
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Hull v Everton: Team news
Grant McCann is expected to name a strong side for the clash with the Toffees but will be without Mallik Wilks, Josh Magennis and Callum Elder through injury.
For Everton, Benitez is due to be without Richarlison, Yerry Mina and Andros Townsend, while Jarrad Branthwaite and Fabian Delph are doubts.
He could hand debuts to Vitaliy Myolenko and Nathan Patterson who signed this week.
Nathan Patterson could be handed his Everton debut
Hull v Everton: What’s been said?
Grant McCann: “We see it as an opportunity to try and get through to the next round.
“We understand that they are littered with quality all the way through their team but we’re at home and expecting a big following. We want to go and give it a go and see if we can get ourselves into the next round.”
Rafa Benitez: “To win any trophy is massive, it’s not easy.
“If you’re in a top side, you have more chances, it’s really important to appreciate how difficult it is.
“Hopefully, what I said before, we can do a good run.”