Friday, 18 March 2011

Sheff Utd v Leeds Pre-View

Sheffield United will be without Johnny Ertl (knee), as well as suspended duo Darius Henderson and Lee Williamson.
Matt Lowton has not trained this week and is doubtful after picking up a knock, but Bjorn Helge Riise is back in the squad following a hamstring strain.
Leeds right-back Paul Connolly has been passed fit to return after a month on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
Club captain Richard Naylor is also available despite picking up a knock this week.
Relegation-threatened Sheffield United, who have scored fewer Championship goals this season than any other team, face in-form Leeds, who have scored more than any other team.

Leeds are chasing a second successive promotion, have lost only one of their last 11 league matches, and their goalscoring exploits means they must fancy their chances against a team that have gone 11 games without keeping a clean sheet.
Simon Grayson's side have won three of their last four away games and have been excellent since coming up from the third tier - which is where next-to-bottom Sheffield United are heading unless they can turn their fortunes around.
A defeat for the Blades would leave them nine points from safety if Crystal Palace beat struggling Derby. It would also be Leeds' first win at Bramall Lane since Brian Gayle's famous own goal clinched the title for them in 1992.

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