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Hull City Starting XI: McGregor, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Elmohamady, Brady, Huddlestone, Snodgrass, Livermore, Sagbo, Long #UTT

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Hull City prepare for Euro showdown

Hull City are in the final stages of preparing for their Europa League crunch match against Slovakian side AS Trencin.

Hull fans will have a shorter journey this week to support their team
Hull fans will have a shorter journey this week to support their team

The tie is delicately poised at 0-0 after Tigers midfielder Tom Huddlestone missed a penalty and blasted the rebound over the bar in the first leg in Zilina.

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Tigers to put on a show on European home debut

Hull City manager Steve Bruce is challenging his players to up the tempo when they welcome Slovakian side AS Trencin for the second leg of their Europa League qualifying round tie.

The Tigers battled to a goalless draw in Slovakia last Thursday. Tom Huddlestone missed a penalty which would have handed them a vital away goal.

But Bruce says his players are ready to put on a show in front of a sell-out crowd at the KC Stadium tomorrow.

Hull City's competitive European debut ends in goalless draw

Hull had to settle for a goalless draw on their competitive European debut as Tom Huddlestone missed a penalty and a point-blank follow-up against Slovakia's AS Trencin.

The Tigers, having qualified for a first ever campaign at Europa League level by finishing runners-up in the FA Cup, were hoping to come away from their third qualifying round first leg with a victory, but will now need a result in East Yorkshire next Thursday.

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Hull City played AS Trencin in Slovakia Credit: Calendar

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Tigers to make history with European appearance

History is being made this evening as, for the first time in their 110 years, Hull City are competing in a major European competition.

The Tigers are taking on AS Trencin in Slovakia in the first leg of the Europa League third qualifying round.

It is another incredible landmark for the club which has been on quite a journey over the past few years.

Our sports correspondent John Shires is on tour with the Tigers and has sent us this report:

Bruce ready for Tigers' 'first step' into Europe

Hull City's players flew out to Slovakia today as the club prepares to make its debut on the European stage tomorrow. The Tigers will face AS Trenchin in the first leg of their historic Europa League tie.

This morning the players arrived at Humberside Airport before boarding a Czech Airlines plane for the game which will be played in the city of Zilina.

Manager Steve Bruce says it will not be easy because the Tigers are still preparing for the new season - but wants his players to embrace the challenge:

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