The Tigers make their continental bow in the third qualifying round of the Euopa League against Slovakia’s FKAS Trencin, the match being moved 45 miles north to Zilina due to the hosts’ own stadium falling short UEFA requirements to stage such a game.
Manager Steve Bruce said ahead of the game: “This is a great level to be at but I will only enjoy it if we win the game or get something we can take home with us.
“That is always difficult.
“I have been in Europe (as a player) – a long, long time ago it seems now – and whoever you play is tough.
“We are expecting a tough game and we will have to be at our best to get something.
“And I will only enjoy (this landmark game) if we are able to get a result.”