It's Ashbee Or Okocha

Last updated : 28 October 2007 By Andy Beill
Midfielder Marney is out for one game after picking up five yellow cards.

Ashbee has now served a three-match ban after getting sent off for violent conduct in the game against Charlton, and Brown says his captain has to earn the right like anyone else to play.

He told the Hull Daily Mail: "If he doesn't play does that mean he's dropped? Well the bottom line is that he got himself dropped.
"Suspensions are part and parcel of the game and it was unfortunate he got sent off in the manner he did but he has to deal with it."

Another option available to Brown would be to start both Ashbee and Okocha. The Nigerian returned to full training yesterday following a stomach muscle injury that has seen him miss City's last two games.

Brown said: "It would probably be foolish to start him but he's knocking at my door and wants to be involved."

However, it is thought that the Tigers boss will stick by David Livermore and bring in Ian Ashbee in an attempt to nullify the threat from a Sheffield United side that won its first away game of the season on Tuesday.

Fraizer Campbell and Dean Windass are set to continue their successful strike partnership. Caleb Folan could make the bench, but Brown is not looking to make any changes that aren't enforced after Monday night's win.

Expected line-up (4-4-2): Boaz Myhill; Sam Ricketts, Michael Turner, Wayne Brown, Damien Delaney; Richard Garcia, Ian Ashbee, David Livermore, Bryan Hughes; Fraizer Campbell, Dean Windass.
Subs: Matt Duke, Andy Dawson, Jay-Jay Okocha, Stuart Elliott, Steve McPhee.