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There are just three games this weekend involving Yorkshire clubs but they are all significant in the Premier League and play-offs. Log on here for team news and talking points for your club.

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Hull City manager Steve Bruce.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce.

Hull City v Everton

Sunday 3pm

Team news: Allan McGregor could make a shock return to the starting line-up - just six weeks after breaking three ribs and damaging a kidney against West Ham. Paul McShane, another long-term absentee, is also looking to prove his fitness ahead of next week’s FA Cup final. James Chester is out with a hamstring problem.

Last six games: Hull City WWLDLL, Everton WWLWLL.

Referee: Howard Webb (South Yorkshire).

Last time: Hull City 3 Everton 2; November 25, 2009; Premier League. Not a great day for Kamil Zayatte, who after putting through his own goal committed the foul that allowed Louis Saha to score from the penalty spot. Hull, though, still held on to win all three points thanks to first half goals from Stephen Hunt, Andy Dawson and Dean Marney.

Opposition key Man: Ross Barkley. Already a certainty to be part of Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad, the one-time Sheffield Wednesday loanee made a persuasive shout to start the opening game against Italy with his stunning strike against Manchester City.

Talking point: The end of the league season can’t come soon enough for Hull, whose focus is very much on the FA Cup final a week today. That said, a win today could be worth £5m or so in prize money if it takes the club from 16th to 13th.

League One play-offs semi-final first leg

Preston North End v Rotherham United

Saturday 5.15pm.

Team news: Millers are missing Mark Bradley and suspended Richie Smallwood. Wes Thomas, who hit two goals at Swindon last weekend, is pushing for a start.

Last six games: Preston DWLWWL; Rotherham LDLWDW.

Referee: Iain Williamson (Berkshire).

Last time: Preston 3 Rotherham 3; February 25, 2014. A Deepdale delight saw two-goal Lee Frecklington fire a late leveller for the Millers in a game neither side deserved to lose. The Millers had led 2-0 through a Tom Clarke own goal and Frecklington strike, only for efforts from Craig Davies, Paul Gallagher and Joe Garner to turn the tables.

Opposition key man: Paul Gallagher. Arguably, it’s a case of take your pick. But the Scot has looked a class apart at times this term and seriously impressed in the helter-skelter 3-3 draw at Deepdale, when he scored. Has hit four goals in his last two home outings.

Talking point: Preston’s play-off yips. Seven previous attempts and seven failures. Will they choke again?

Home form should console them; they haven’t lost in the league since December 21. Although the Millers will point to their excellent away form, a fantastic 14 wins, same as champions Wolves.

League Two play-offs semi-final first leg

York City v Fleetwood Town

Saturday 7.30pm.

Team news: Nigel Worthington has one selection dilemma tonight as Adam Reed, Will Hayhurst and Lewis Montrose vye for the two starting places in midfield. Otherwise, York have no fresh injury concerns.

Last six games: York City DDWWWDD, Fleetwood Town WDWWDL.

Referee: C Boyeson (East Yorkshire).

Last time: York City 0 Fleetwood Town 2; October 26, 2013; League Two. York slipped to fifth bottom against one of the promotion favourites with a comprehensive defeat.

Opposition key Man: Jon Parkin. The former York forward is as potent as any in the basement division so his old club must be wary.

Talking point: Unbeaten in 17 games, York are looking for a lead to take to the seaside for next Friday’s second leg.