Team News: George Boyd returns from suspension to start for Hull City

George Boyd of Hull City runs with the ball during the pre season friendly match between Peterborough United and Hull City at London Road Stadium on July 29, 2013
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George Boyd returns from his ban to start for Hull City against Swansea City in the Premier League.

Steve Bruce has named George Boyd in his Hull City team for the match with Swansea City on Saturday following the forward's three-game suspension.

Boyd, who was banned last month for spitting at Joe Hart, is joined in the side by the returning Maynor Figeuroa.

Alex Bruce is forced to drop to the bench for the hosts, while midfielder Tom Huddlestone misses the game due to injury.

Swansea manager Garry Monk has decided against making changes to his side following last week's convincing 3-0 victory over Norwich City, meaning that Michu and Wilfried Bony continue in attack.

Hull: Harper, Rosenior, Figueora, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Livermore, Boyd, Jelavic, Long, Elmohamady

Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Chico Flores, Williams, Davies, Britton, Shelvey, De Guzman, Routledge, Michu, Bony

You can follow live text coverage of the game on Sports Mole this afternoon.

Steve Bruce manager of Hull City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea at KC Stadium on January 11, 2014
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