• Sky Bet League One
  • Date: Sat 23 March 2013
  • Kick-off: 12:45
  • Venue: Bramall Lane

Sheffield United vs Brentford


Form Guide - Sky Bet League One

Sheffield United

W D W W W W D L

Brentford

D W W L W D L W
Head to Head
Brentford
2-0
Sheff Utd 24-Nov-2012
Brentford
0-2
Sheff Utd 10-Mar-2012
Sheff Utd
2-0
Brentford 13-Aug-2011
Sheff Utd
2-2
Brentford 22-Apr-1989
Brentford
1-4
Sheff Utd 24-Sep-1988
Brentford
1-3
Sheff Utd 25-Feb-1984



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Murphy blow for Blades

Sheffield United striker Jamie Murphy has been ruled out of Saturday's home game with Brentford through injury.

Murphy was forced out of last week's heavy defeat at Stevenage and is struggling with back and hamstring problems.

Teenager Callum McFadzean replaced Murphy and could be in line for his first league start for the Blades, but on-loan pair Jonathan Forte and Dominic Poleon provide manager Danny Wilson with further options.

Wilson has no other new injury or suspension worries, but could be tempted to make one or two changes.

Defender Danny Higginbotham and forward Chris Porter, back from his loan spell at Shrewsbury, are pushing for recalls.

Teenage striker Diego De Girolamo and defender Lecsinel Jean-Francois have both had surgery to repair cruciate ligament damage and will miss the rest of the season.

The Blades are hoping to climb back into an automatic promotion spot with victory over the second-placed Bees.

Kevin O'Connor and Farid El Alagui are close to returning to the Brentford squad.

The duo have been sidelined since early in the season but made their comebacks for the reserves this week.

Club captain and long-serving midfielder O'Connor suffered an ankle injury in November and striker El Alagui has been out with a knee injury since October.

But both came through an hour of action on Monday afternoon, so boss Uwe Rosler must decide whether to take them to Bramall Lane or give them another reserve run-out first.

Defender Scott Barron (hip) and back-up goalkeeper Richard Lee (shoulder) have undergone operations and will be out for the rest of the season.



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Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Scunthorpe 20 24 44
2 Bolton 20 12 40
3 Sheff Utd 20 12 38
4 Bradford 20 9 35
5 Rochdale 20 2 30
6 Peterborough 19 7 29
7 AFC Wimbledon 20 6 29
8 Fleetwood Town 20 5 29
9 Millwall 19 1 28
10 Southend 20 -1 28

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