Hull City’s players return to action this weekend after spending some of their latest week away from competitive football with a training camp in Portugal.

After being eliminated from the FA Cup, the club had one of two remaining free weekends on the schedule to prepare for their next match against Burnley on February 25.

The next game will be potentially a nervy one as on the three previous occasions Hull has had a break of a week, the club has failed to win their next match. Their best result came after picking up a last-minute draw against the Clarets in September.

The match at Turf Moor followed the first of three international breaks at the end of last year, with Robert Snodgrass scoring a delightful free kick in stoppage time to steal a point for the away side.

Hull struggled after the next international break in October, falling to a dramatic 6-1 defeat to Bournemouth on October 15 at the Vitality Stadium, with Ryan Mason the scorer of a consolation goal.

November’s break saw the side fall to a 3-0 defeat to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light after goals from Victor Anichebe (two) and Jermain Defoe.

The match next Saturday is the first time Hull has had a match at the KCOM Stadium following a break in action after the previous three occurred away from home.