Peter Taylor told the Hull Daily Mail: "We certainly know what Jamie is capable of and in some ways he's unlucky that he hasn't got more games under his belt this season.
"However, I've just felt that Jamie and Ben don't complement each other as a pairing. They are both intelligent footballers who can score goals but I just feel you need someone with pace.
"Jamie, though, has been in this position before and I know he'd love the chance to play on Saturday. We've got a few options though and we'll just have to see what happens."
Those options include promoting Jon Walters or Ryan France to the starting eleven, or moving Stuart Elliott forward. There is also chance that Jason Price will be fit to return from the hamstring injury he suffered a month ago, although his chances of playing a full match this soon don't look good.