Tuesday 9th August 2022

Hull City will look to continue their unbeaten run at the start of the 2022/23 season this evening. The Tigers are in EFL Cup action as they take a short trip up the M62 to Yorkshire rivals Bradford City.

Last time City visited Valley Parade was back in 2005 when Dean Windass was still playing for the Bantams. On that day the sky blue Tigers won 2-0 with Stuart Elliott and Nick Barmby on the scoresheet, as they closed in on promotion to the Championship with Peter Taylor in charge. Since then there has been three promotions to the Premier League, an FA Cup final followed by a trip to Europe as well as a drop back to League One too. Bradford have since made it to the EFL Cup final, losing to Swansea 5-0 in the final but have yet to climb above the third tier of the footballing pyramid in that time.

It is extremely difficult to know what changes both sides will make as many teams now use the competition to rotate squads and try out young players for first-team opportunities. Lunch-time signing Thimothée Lo-Tutala is expected to make his Hull City debut in goal, donning the number 32.

Hull Kingston Rovers prop forward Korbin Sims has received a two-match ban for “other contrary behaviour” from the RFL disciplinary board. Sims will miss the fixtures against Leeds Rhinos on Friday night and St Helens the following week. Frankie Halton the Robin second rower has escaped suspension following an incident in the Toulouse victory. Hull FC‘s Brad Fash has also avoided a ban from the defeat to Huddersfield. It has also been announced the loan winger Josh Simm will return to parent club, St Helens.

And finally… on the brand new Beverley FM Sport “Team of the Week” Twitter Poll, as voted by the public. Beverley Town FC are the first team to win the award following the 2-0 victory over Ollerton.

Simon Bromwich