Hull star Harry Maguire says that he and his teammates are desperate to get through to the semi-finals and ‘everyone is raring to go’ ahead of the Newcastle match.

The defender says they have had some tough matches in the Premier League and difficult draws in the League Cup but this is ‘a good game for us to have though.

Despite Newcastle being in the Championship, Harry Maguire insists that the Magpies are ‘a Premier League club, with a Premier League manager and Premier League players’.

Let’s hope he is correct about that come the end of the season.

After five Premier League defeats in a row, Hull City have actually steadied the ship in recent matches. In all competitions, over the course of the last five matches they have beaten Southampton and Bristol City (League Cup) drawn at home to West Brom on Saturday and had a narrow 1-0 defeat at Watford.

The only big blip was the 3-0 defeat at Sunderland, although they started the better team and should have been ahead. Even the final statistics of that game suggested Hull City are turning it around possibly, in their favour they had possession 59% v 41%, shots 17 v 11 for Sunderland, 7 on target to Sunderland’s 4 and an 8 v 2 advantage on corners.

Newcastle can go into the game with confidence but it won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination.

Harry Maguire:

“We’ve had some tough games in the Premier League of late, but we’re ready for tomorrow night’s cup tie.

“We’ve had some tough draws in the competition so far and we’ve got another one tomorrow night when Newcastle visit the KCOM.

It’s a good game for us to have though. They’re a Premier League club, with a Premier League manager and Premier League players.

“We’re up for the fight though. We want to progress to the last four of the competition and everyone is raring to go.”