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country flag The Championship Round 17
Fri 09 November 2018 19:45
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A Madley
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Sheffield United

Last updated: Sat 10 November 2018 07:07
In Brief

Sheffield United lose top spot after disappointing Nottingham Forest defeat. Jake Wright and Kean Bryan injured. Mark Duffy doubtful. Chris Basham back after ban.

Looking Back

Sheffield United suffered a poor performance last week as they went down 1-0 at Nottingham Forest. In contrast to recent weeks, the Blades offered very little going forward and that ultimately resulted in the loss.

Nevertheless United are in a superb position going into this game with their bitter rivals. They may be down to 3rd but victory will send them back to the top of the Championship.

Looking Ahead

Chris Basham returns after suspension so is likely to go straight back into the team. Mark Duffy is doubtful while Jake Wright and Kean Bryan both remain out.

Chris Wilder has a few decisions to make after making changes last time out, the exact line-up for this game is a little unclear especially with so much at stake.

Points of Interest

United have a decent home record with five wins, two draws and just one defeat this season at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield Wednesday

Last updated: Sat 10 November 2018 07:07
In Brief

Wednesday woefully out of form with four straight defeats. Fernando Forestieri and Marco Matias could return. Sam Hutchinson, Joost van Aken, Kieran Lee, Almen Abdi, Gary Hooper, Sam Winnall and Keiren Westwood injured.

Looking Back

Sheffield Wednesday could not be in worse form ahead of the Steel City derby, regarded as their biggest game of the season. The Owls have lost all four games since the last international break and confidence is low.

Wednesday were thrashed 4-0 at home by Norwich last time out even though Cameron Dawson had saved a first half penalty.

Looking Ahead

Jos Luhukay appears to be under some pressure so may consider making changes for such a huge game.

However Wednesday still have major injury issues, which has hit them all season, and again missing will be Sam Hutchinson, Joost van Aken, Kieran Lee, Almen Abdi, Gary Hooper, Sam Winnall and Keiren Westwood.

Wednesday though have better news concerning both Fernando Forestieri and Marco Matias who could return.

Points of Interest

Wednesday have won three games on the road this season with five defeats, no draws. Wednesday lost 4-2 at home to United last term but drew 0-0 on their latest Bramall Lane visit.

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Sheffield Wednesday

Last updated: Sat 10 November 2018 07:07
In Brief

Wednesday woefully out of form with four straight defeats. Fernando Forestieri and Marco Matias could return. Sam Hutchinson, Joost van Aken, Kieran Lee, Almen Abdi, Gary Hooper, Sam Winnall and Keiren Westwood injured.

Looking Back

Sheffield Wednesday could not be in worse form ahead of the Steel City derby, regarded as their biggest game of the season. The Owls have lost all four games since the last international break and confidence is low.

Wednesday were thrashed 4-0 at home by Norwich last time out even though Cameron Dawson had saved a first half penalty.

Looking Ahead

Jos Luhukay appears to be under some pressure so may consider making changes for such a huge game.

However Wednesday still have major injury issues, which has hit them all season, and again missing will be Sam Hutchinson, Joost van Aken, Kieran Lee, Almen Abdi, Gary Hooper, Sam Winnall and Keiren Westwood.

Wednesday though have better news concerning both Fernando Forestieri and Marco Matias who could return.

Points of Interest

Wednesday have won three games on the road this season with five defeats, no draws. Wednesday lost 4-2 at home to United last term but drew 0-0 on their latest Bramall Lane visit.

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