Lazar Markovic is set to return to contention to make Hull City’s matchday squad to face Leicester, according to head coach Marco Silva.

The Portuguese winger has not played since the side’s 2-0 defeat against Arsenal on February 11 after a training injury. He could make a fifth appearance for the Tigers in the game at the King Power Stadium.

More positive news for Silva is that midfielder Sam Clucas is returning to the squad after a one-match ban, missing the side’s 1-1 draw with Burnley.

Meanwhile, Dieumerci Mbokani’s recent hamstring injury means at least one of Adama Diomande, Abel Hernandez or Oumar Niasse is set to start the game up front as the only enforced change to the starting line-up.

Evandro is also still missing through injury, along with defenders Curtis Davies and Michael Dawson.

The match will be potentially crucial for the Tigers having not won an away match in the Premier League since beating Swansea 2-0 on August 20 last year.

Three points and four positions currently separate the two teams in the league (Leicester, 15th, 24pts; Hull, 19th, 21pts) and an increase in this gap could make their relegation fight tougher in weeks to come.

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