Predicted Sheffield United line-up to face Bristol City in the Championship
Sheffield United face a trip to Bristol City at Ashton Gate when the two sides meet in the weekend’s Championship game.
Sheffield United have been on a fantastic run and blew away Aston Villa before the international break. Chris Wilder’s men are high on confidence and will look to pick up all three points against Lee Johnson’s side.
Johnson’s Bristol side, meanwhile, sit 6th on the table and are in a good run of form at the moment.
Paul Coutts could finally make his first-team return after being on the sidelines since breaking his leg last season. He played in a friendly match against Sheffield FC and was heavily involved for the under-23s during the international break.
Also, George Baldock and Martin Cranie enjoyed some valuable minutes in the friendly match as they pursue full fitness.
Meanwhile, Leon Clarke could return to the squad after missing the Aston Villa game due to injury.
Probable Sheffield United XI
Manager: Chris Wilder
Dean Henderson (GK)
The young goalkeeper has done excellently for Sheffield United so far this season and will start against Bristol.
Chris Basham (RCB)
Basham is a versatile customer who can play in the defence or in the midfield but on Saturday, he should start at the back.
John Egan (CB)
Egan was solid at the back against Villa, regularly cutting out attacks and quickly releasing the ball to his teammates.
Jack O’Connell (LCB)
O’Connell loves to venture forward with the ball and contribute to the team’s attack. He is a strong defender and would look to keep things tight at the back against Bristol.
Kieron Freeman (RWB)
Starting at right wing-back position should be Freeman, who always looks to provide width to the team. He is a sure starter for the weekend’s game.
Enda Stevens (LWB)
Stevens is a crucial cog in Wilder’s team as he is arguably the best wing-back in the squad.
Oliver Norwood (RCM)
Norwood is a player who knows when to slow down the tempo of the game and give the Blades a bit more attacking threat. He has slotted seamlessly into Wilder’s side.
John Fleck (LCM)
Fleck’s energy and intensity keeps United ticking everywhere. From the first blow of the whistle, he would look to get on the ball and assert himself in the game.
Mark Duffy (CAM)
Duffy is a creative player in the Blades team and acts as the link between the midfield and the attack.
David McGoldrick (RS)
McGoldrick needs a goal or two to get back his lost mojo.
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Billy Sharp (LS)
The Blades’ main source of goals, Sharp has been excellent so far this season, leading the line with aplomb. He is a vital player for United.