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Preview: Sheffield United

26 February 2015

A look-ahead to Saturday's League One game

Reds host Sheffield United in League One on Saturday looking for our first home win over the Blades.

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Charles Breakspear

Assistants: Antony Coggins & Robert Massey

Fourth Official: Carl Brook

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TEAM NEWS

Dean Leacock (groin), Lanre Oyebanjo (hamstring), Conor Henderson (ankle), Marvin Elliott (hamstring) and Josh Simpson (hamstring) are all out through injury while Joe Walsh completes his three-match suspension. Darren Ward, not available against Swindon last week, returns.

Striker Marc McNulty (shin) is a doubt for United with boss Nigel Clough, who has allowed winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce to join Notts County on loan, likely to rotate his squad during a hectic period of fixtures.


Reds have won three out of their last five and two in a row for the first time since the opening week of the season. United have won four out of their last five but have lost five times on their travels in the League, most recently at Gillingham (2-0) a month ago.THE FORM GUIDE  


VIEW FROM THE BENCH

: "They are in decent form and will still believe with the quality of player they have that they can make the automatic promotion spots. It's going to be tough but it's a game we're really looking forward to after two excellent performances."Dean Saunders

Nigel Clough: "Saturday will be tough but all we can do is concentrate on ourselves. We've won our last three and scored seven goals which is brilliant."


DID YOU KNOW?

Dean Saunders is a former Blade, having played more than 50 games for the club in the late 1990s in the old First Division.

  

WE’VE MET BEFORE?

This will be the sixth meeting between the teams and to date Reds have won one, drawn one and lost three. 

We lost while the two back in August 1-0 at Bramall Lane previous home game against United both ended in 2-0 defeats for Reds.

 

REST OF THE LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES

Bristol City v Rochdale

Chesterfield v Fleetwood

Coventry v MK Dons

Crewe v Swindon

Doncaster v Colchester

Gillingham v Barnsley

Notts County v Port Vale

Preston v Oldham

Peterborough v Bradford

Scunthorpe v Yeovil

Walsall v Leyton Orient


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TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are now on sale and there will be cash turnstiles open on Saturday.

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