Sheff Utd V Bradford at Bramall Lane : Match Preview

16 April 2017 11:34

James Hanson set to return to Sheffield United line-up

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder expects to have James Hanson available to face his former club Bradford on Monday.

Hanson, who made the move from Valley Parade to Bramall Lane in January, missed the 3-0 win over Port Vale on Friday due to a calf injury.

However, that was deemed a precautionary measure and Hanson is due to return to the squad in time to celebrate winning the League One title.

The Blades were confirmed as champions after Bolton lost to Oldham, but Wilder believes his side have an obligation to others in the division to give everything in their remaining matches.

Bradford boss Stuart McCall knows his side must ignore the party atmosphere at Bramall Lane and focus on their own promotion push.

McCall is not expected to face any new injury worries, but could still make changes for the Bantams' second game in four days.

Stephen Darby, Timothee Dieng, Alex Jones and Billy Clarke are possible options after starting the win over Oxford on the bench, with Darby, Dieng and Clarke all coming on during the 1-0 victory.

Alex Gilliead (hamstring), Matthew Kilgallon (shoulder) and Reece Webb-Foster (knee) all remain out, although there is hope that Gilliead could return for City before the end of the regular league season.


Source: PAR


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