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FA Cup Preview: Shrimpers open their gates to Hull

Southend boss Phil Brown prepares to take on former club Hull Photo: PA

Southend United are preparing to take on Premier League Hull in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

It's the first time Brown will face the Tigers since he pated company with the KC stadium side back in 2010.

Brown's League Two promotion chasers have lost just one game in the last 15 and are full of confidence ahead of tomorrow's clash.

Defender Adam Thompson says he's relishing testing himself against a top flight team.

I've never played a Premier League side before, so this is probably the biggest game of my career.

– Adam Thompson

One player who knows all about giant killing is Will Atkinson. The midfielder was part of the Bradford side that reached last season's League Cup final.

The Bantams beat Arsenal and Aston Villa en route to Wembley. Atkinson was also a former Hull City trainee and is relishing the chance to face his former club.

You'll be able to follow all the action on the ITV Sport website.

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