Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor is in contention to start against Everton on Sunday after a six-week lay-off.
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The Scotland international appeared to be out for the season when he broke three ribs and damaged a kidney at the end of March but has been battling desperately to prove his fitness before the FA Cup final on May 17.
Paul McShane (ankle) may also feature for the first time since February, with captain Curtis Davies due a rest alongside cup-tied duo Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic, but Robbie Brady (groin) and James Chester (hamstring) are definitely out.
Steven Pienaar looks set to return to action for Everton and Lacina Traore could also make his comeback from injury.
Toffees boss Roberto Martinez is optimistic winger Pienaar, absent for 10 games because of a knee complaint, will be fit to feature but has stressed the need for caution with regard to on-loan striker Traore, who has had an even longer spell out due to a hamstring problem.
It seems the match will come too soon for the recovering Darron Gibson (knee) to make his first appearance since October, while fellow midfielder Gareth Barry, having been unable to play against his parent club Manchester City last weekend, is eligible for selection again.
Hull (from): Harper, McGregor, Rosenior, Figueroa, Bruce, McShane, Faye, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Koren, Fryatt, Livermore, Boyd, Quinn, Aluko, Elmohamady, Sagbo, Long, Jelavic.
Everton (from): Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, McCarthy, Deulofeu, Naismith, Barkley, Lukaku, Robles, Garbutt, Hibbert, Alcaraz, Ledson, McGeady, Vellios, Barry, Pienaar, Traore.