Busy weekend for loan stars


Nine Cats set for action.

Danny Graham returns to action this weekend as Hull City host Crystal Palace at the KC Stadium.

The Tigers will look to maintain their unbeaten home record against an Eagles side that is yet to pick up an away point in the Barclays Premier League this season.

Steve Bruce’s side could move as high as ninth with a win whilst Palace can move off the bottom if they pick up three points.

Meanwhile, Connor Wickham’s Sheffield Wednesday will hope to get back to winning ways when they host Huddersfield at Hillsborough.

The Owls will need to win if they wish to move out of the Championship relegation zone whilst the Terriers can move into the top half if they win their first away game since August.

David Vaughan remains a doubt for Nottingham Forest’s top of the table clash with Burnley after picking up a hamstring injury whilst on international duty with Wales.

On Sunday, Alfred N’Diaye’s Eskisehirspor travel to Trabzonspor hoping to maintain their fine start to the Turkish Super League campaign.

The Red Lightnings currently lie two places above Sunday’s opponents in fifth, however, a win could send N’Diaye’s side as high as third.

In League Two, Billy Knott’s Wycombe Wanderers will look to build on last weekend’s FA Cup win over Crewe Alexandra when they travel to high-flying Chesterfield.

The Spireites could go top with a win whilst Gareth Ainsworth’s Chairboys need to pick up points to stay in touch with the playoff places.

Jordan Pickford’s Burton Albion host Bristol Rovers as the Brewers look to make amends for back-to-back league defeats that have seen Gary Rowett’s side drop out of the top seven and into 11th.

In Non-League, two Sunderland loanees will meet as Adam Mitchell’s Harrogate Town travel to Joel Dixon’s Workington in the Skrill North.

Town could move as high as eighth if they win in Cumbria whilst the Reds need at least a point if they are to move out of the relegation zone.

Liam Marrs is also in action as his Boston United side travel to Bradford Park Avenue in a clash of two of the division’s front runners.

A win for the Pilgrims could see them move top should Hednesford Town fail to win at Brackley Town.