The skipper is back in the Tigers' back four after recovering from a long-term knee injury in one of three changes from manager Mike Phelan following the side's 6-1 humiliation at Bournemouth a week ago.
For the visiting Potters, manager Mark Hughes keeps faith with the XI that claimed a 2-0 victory over Sunderland last weekend, with Joe Allen, Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri providing attacking support for Wilfried Bony up front.
Hull City: Marshall; Meyler, Davies, Dawson, Elmohamady; Huddlestone; Snodgrass, Livermore, Mason, Clucas; Keane
Subs: Jakupovic, Maguire, Tymon, Weir, Maloney, Diomande, Hernandez
Stoke City: Grant; Bardsley, Shawcross, M.Indi, Pieters; Whelan, Cameron; Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic; Bony
Subs: Given; Muniesa, Adam, Diouf, Walters, Crouch, Bojan