Match Preview: Hull City vs. Cardiff City

Match Preview | Hull City vs. Cardiff City

Match Previews
Cardiff City travel to Hull City’s MKM Stadium on Saturday, December 16th, 3pm KO.

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Liam Rosenior

Hull City’s manager is Liam Rosenior, who has been in the position since November 2022.

During his playing career, Rosenior operated as a right-back, representing the likes of Fulham, Reading, Hull City and Brighton.

In the 2013/14 season, he and his Hull City teammates achieved the feat of reaching the FA Cup final and were narrowly defeated by Arsenal.

Following his retirement from playing, the 39-year-old held a position as assistant coach with Brighton’s U23 side.

In July 2019, Rosenior was appointed specialist first team coach to Phillip Cocu at Derby County, before going on to be named assistant manager of the club in January 2021.

Since his appointment at Hull City, the Tigers have won 17 from 51 matches, with a win percentage of 33.33%.

Lewie Coyle in action for Hull City

Rosenior’s men head into this weekend’s fixture currently sitting seventh in the table, level on points with Sunderland in sixth.

The Tigers are ninth in the form table, having recorded ten points from their last six matches.

Last time out, the side recorded an impressive 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough, coming from behind in the second half.

Despite trailing at the break, goals from Liam Delap and Ozan Tufan gave the Tigers the three points.

Hull City have had more success away from home this season, as their record at the MKM Stadium of 16 points in ten matches is ranked 14th in the division.

Liam Delap in action for Hull City

The Tigers’ talisman so far this season has been former Bluebird Jaden Philogene, who spent last season on loan in the Welsh capital.

So far this season, Philogene has scored six goals, as well as contributing with five assists.

However, the winger missed their victory over Middlesbrough in midweek due to injury.

Striker Delap also has a tally of six goals so far this term, after signing on loan from Manchester City in the summer.

Despite only being 20 years of age, the attacker boasts Championship experience with loan spells at Stoke City and Preston North End, prior to moving to the Tigers.

Josh Magennis in action for Cardiff City

Josh Magennis came through the ranks at Cardiff City, before making nine senior league appearances for the Bluebirds as a forward, having initially joined the Club as a goalkeeper.

After spending time at Aberdeen, Kilmarnock, Charlton Athletic and Bolton Wanderers, the striker joined Hull City in 2019.

Magennis’ three years with the Tigers were very productive, earning promotion back to the Championship in 2021.

Having also earned 75 international caps for Northern Ireland during his career, the striker now plays for League One outfit Wigan Athletic.