Sheff Utd v Norwich

21 January 2011 02:29
Marcus Bent may feature for Sheffield United after returning on loan from Birmingham, while Joe Mattock and Shane Lowry could make their home debuts.Matt Lowton and Lee Williamson are both fit again, as are striker Richard Cresswell and Mark Yeates following shoulder injuries. [LNB]Norwich manager Paul Lambert has no fresh injury concerns. [LNB]Goalkeeper Declan Rudd is out with a broken jaw, so Jed Steer will continue to deputise on the bench. [LNB][LNB] MATCH PREVIEW Sheffield United's fortunes have not been immediately improved by the arrival of Micky Adams as manager. This will be his fifth game in charge, and he is still awaiting his first win. [LNB]The Blades are now fourth from bottom, only two points above the relegation zone, and have managed only seven league victories this season - all of them by a single goal. [LNB]Adams has problems to address at both ends of the pitch. His team have the weakest attack in the Championship, with only 25 goals scored, and have conceded more goals at home than any other team. [LNB]Norwich boss Paul Lambert has no such worries. His team are fourth in the table, unbeaten in five league matches, and have lost only one of their last 12. They also have the division's joint best away record. [LNB][LNB] MATCH FACTS Head-to-head[LNB]• Norwich have won 27 and Sheffield United 22 of the 66 previous matches between these clubs. [LNB] Have your say on this match • City have won six of their last eight league matches against the Blades, but have lost on their last two trips to Bramall Lane. [LNB]Sheffield United[LNB]• United have drawn their last two league games and have not drawn three in a row since December 2008. [LNB]• They have had five players sent off in the Championship this season - more than any other team. [LNB]• The Blades have conceded 21 goals in the league at Bramall Lane this season. [LNB]Norwich[LNB]• Norwich have won five of their last eight league games. [LNB]• They have failed to score in only three Championship matches this season. [LNB]• Aaron Wilbraham is two goals away from the 100th of his career. [LNB]• Simon Lappin could make his 100th league appearance for the Canaries.

Source: BBC_Sport