Predicted Sheffield United line-up to face Rotherham in the Championship
Sheffield United are back in the Championship as they prepare to visit Paul Warne’s Rotherham on Saturday.
The Blades have picked up four points in their last three Championship games and in a highly-competitive league, every point matters. Manager Chris Wilder will want to be in the reckoning for a playoff spot and expect his boys to claim all three points at the weekend.
Rotherham, meanwhile, are 19th in the table and will be looking to cause an upset on Saturday.
Chris Wilder is sweating on the fitness of defender John Egan, who sustained a calf injury while on national duty.
Probable Sheffield United XI
Manager: Chris Wilder
Dean Henderson (GK)
Henderson has established himself as United’s No.1 since joining from Manchester United on loan in the summer.
Chris Basham (RCB)
Basham has been a regular fixture in the Blades’ three-man backline and should start the game on Saturday.
Richard Stearman (CB)
With Egan a major injury doubt, Stearman could take his place in the starting XI. Stearman is an experienced defender who would look to keep things tight at the back.
Jake O’Connell (LCB)
A ball-playing centre-half, Connell can initiate attacks from the back and has natural defensive abilities as well.
Kieron Freeman (RWB)
Freeman is a versatile customer who will offer width down the right flank. He’ll look to whip crosses into the box.
Enda Stevens (LWB)
Stevens has been a permanent fixture in the United team. He is a certain starter for the Rotherham clash.
Oliver Norwood (CM)
Norwood exudes calmness in the midfield. He has top distribution skills and keeps United ticking by putting hard yards in the engine room.
John Fleck (CM)
Fleck could partner Norwood in central midfield. A tenacious midfielder, he will look to break Rotherham’s play and offer creativity to his team.
Mark Duffy (CAM)
Duffy is the player who fantastically links the play between the midfield and the attack. For the No.10 role, there’s no one better than him in the team.
David McGoldrick (RS)
McGoldrick needs to be extra cautious as he is one booking away from suspension.
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Billy Sharp (LS)
Sharp is United’s biggest threat going forward. He will look to help the Blades to a victory over Rotherham at the weekend.