Mark Robins takes charge of Scunthorpe for the first time tomorrow when Colchester are the visitors. Meanwhile Hull City are also back in action this weekend following the international break. Tomorrow Steve Bruce's men travel to Arsenal.
It's the first time the two sides have met since last year's cup final. The Gunners won 3-2 at Wembley, but Hull manager Steve Bruce hopes his side can fare better tomorrow. Chris Dawkes reports
Hull City will be back in action tomorrow following the international break when they travel to Arsenal.
The last time these sides met was in the FA Cup final in May when the Gunners ran out 3-2 winners.
Hull have only won at Arsenal once before, and manager Steve Bruce knows his side face a tough challenge.
Mohamed Diame will be assessed by Hull ahead of their trip to Arsenal following a long journey back from international duty.
The Senegal midfielder played in Tunisia on Wednesday night and will meet up with his team-mates in London before a decision is made on his availability.
Sone Aluko also had a quick turnaround from Nigeria, but manager Steve Bruce has no new injuries to add to Robert Snodgrass (knee) and Allan McGregor (shoulder).
Provisional squad: Harper, Jakupovic, Davies, Dawson, Rosenior, Robertson, Chester, McShane, Elmohamady, Meyler, Diame, Huddlestone, Livermore, Brady, Ramirez, Jelavic, Aluko, Quinn, Hernandez, Ben Arfa.
Hull City's financial figures for 11 months to the end of June reveal that the club has made a pre-tax profit of £9.5 million.
The Tigers have outstanding debt of over £64 million, but this has fallen from £72 million last year.
Higher attendances, boosted by the club's run to the FA Cup final, and increasing TV revenue from the Premier League turned around losses from their promotion winning season, showing just how lucrative the English top flight can be.
However, the figures stop before taking into account the club's summer transfer activity. Steve Bruce was allowed to spend heavily on transfers, recruiting Abel Hernandez, Mohammad Diame and Michael Dawson, representing a large outlay for the club.
A note titled "future developments" states that the club spent in excess of £47 million over the summer "in order to continue the very successful season had by the club" last year.
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Harry Redknapp believes Steve Bruce should have rivalled Louis van Gaal for the Manchester United job during the summer.
United picked Dutchman van Gaal to replace the David Moyes, but Redknapp feels the Hull City bossdeserved to be in the reckoning too.
The QPR manager praised Bruce for his work at City last season and added van Gaal "couldn't have done a better job".
“Louis van Gaal couldn’t have done a better job with Hull City than Steve Bruce did last year," Redknapp told the Manchester Evening News.
“Yet did his heroics in the League and FA Cup create even a ripple at Old Trafford? Was Steve, a great competitor and wonderful player for United, even considered for the Manchester United job?
“OK, a few times in his career it hasn’t worked out but that would be true of Van Gaal, too, if he had spent his managerial life at clubs like Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town or Hull.”
Hull City's Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic has retired from international football.
The former Everton striker made 36 appearances for his country, scoring six goals.
The news was announced a day after Croatia's 1-0 win over Bulgaria in their Euro 2016 qualifier, of which Jelavic played no part.
Jelavic has often been restricted to a substitute's role for Croatia, with Atletico Madrid's Mario Mandzukic usually preferred in the lone striker's role by coach Niko Kovac.
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has called for Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone to be brought back into the national squad.
Hoddle spoke out after being disappointed with the performance of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere in an unfamiliar holding role in Thursday's 5-0 Euro 2016 qualifier win against San Marino at Wembley.
Hoddle felt Wilshere's passing ability is not good enough to pull off playing in that position.
And he feels Huddlestone is the ideal man to fill that place in the side.
Hoddle said: "I'd say Tom Huddlestone should still be there. We shouldn't have thrown him out the window.
"As a holding player, if they're going to play one who can spray it about, he's the best passer England have got now (Steven) Gerrard's gone, in my opinion. Both long and short."
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Veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper returns to the Hull side for Saturday's visit of Crystal Palace with Allan McGregor out for up to six weeks with a shoulder injury.
Manager Steve Bruce must also decide whether Hatem Ben Arfa or Gaston Ramirez are ready to make their first Barclays Premier League starts since arriving on transfer deadline day, while James Chester is in line for a recall if Bruce chooses to return to a 3-5-2 formation.
Robert Snodgrass remains a long-term absentee but David Meyler is set to return to the squad.
The provisional squad is: Harper, Jakupovic, Davies, Dawson, Rosenior, Robertson,Chester, McShane, Elmohamady, Meyler, Diame, Huddlestone, Livermore, Ince, Brady, Ramirez, Jelavic, Aluko, Quinn, Hernandez, Ben Arfa.