Scocco and Fletcher start at Hull

by Kate Smith

FA Cup team news from KC Stadium.

Gus Poyet has rung the changes ahead of today’s FA Cup with Budweiser quarter-final.

Ignacio  Scocco will make his second start for Sunderland, up front alongside Steven Fletcher, who returns to the starting line-up for the first time since the Capital One Cup semi-final at Old Trafford in January.

Oscar Ustari replaces former Hull City loan man Vito Mannone in goal, with defenders Andrea Dossena and Santiago Vergini also coming in for Marcos Alonso and Wes Brown, respectively.

Ki Sung Yueng and Adam Johnson drop to the bench with Emanuele Giaccherini joining Fletcher and Scocco up front.  

Wembley goal scorer Fabio Borini is also on the bench for the Black Cats.

Former Black Cats David Meyler and Ahmed Elmohamady both start for Hull City, with ex-Newcastle stopper Steven Harper on the bench for the Tigers.

Hull City: McGregor, Figueroa, Rosenior, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Elmohamady, Sagbo, Aluko, Fryatt

Subs: Harper, Bruce, Faye, Henderson, Quinn, Boyd, Koren.

Sunderland:  Ustari, Bardsley, Dossena, O'Shea (c), Vergini, Cattermole, Colback, Larsson, Giaccherini, Fletcher, Scocco.

Subs: Ki, Johnson, Cuellar, Celustka, Bridcutt, Borini, Mannone.