Date: 25th January 2018 at 6:45am
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Hull City head coach Nigel Adkins has confirmed that David Marshall will take his place between the sticks for the FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest this weekend.

The 32 year old former Cardiff man made his first appearance of the season in the third round win against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park earlier this month and having kept the clean sheet and taking praise, Adkins has stated he will replace Allan McGregor between the sticks for this one as well.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media this week, Adkins explained.

‘David Marshall will start again in the FA Cup. I’ve been really impressed with David since I arrived here. He’s been a top professional and is an excellent goalkeeper. Saturday is another great opportunity for him to go out and play another game.’

Adkins went on to say.

‘Competition for places is so important in any side. It’s great that we’ve got two exceptional goalkeepers at our football club. Unfortunately, I can only pick one of them. ‘Greggs’ has been in great form between the posts this season apart from one mistake, which has been highlighted. Everyone makes mistakes though and it’s all about how you respond from them. Allan has been outstanding for us this season, but David will get another chance to impress at the weekend against Nottingham Forest to stake his claim for the position.’

Previewing the game, Evandro also picked out the support from the fans and how he knows they can play an ‘important role’ in Saturday clash at the KCOM Stadium.

Meeting with the media himself the 31 year old explained when asked about the fans.

‘It`s massive. Fans are very important for every club at every level of the game and our supporters have been fantastic since I came here. The fans need to be there to support the team in every situation during a game. It is important that everyone sticks together in these tough times. Not just the players and the staff – but the fans as well because they have an important role to play in the remainder of our season – starting against Nottingham Forest at the weekend.’

He went on to add.

‘We want to get back to winning ways for them and reward their support with good performances and good results. I know Forest will be backed by a large away following at the weekend, and we know we have to perform in order to get our fans firmly behind the team. In every occasion, they are very important because we need the fans fully behind us to give us that extra boost.’

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