Sheff Utd V Brentford at Bramall Lane : Match Preview

11 February 2014 04:01
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Doyle boost for Blades

Sheffield United will be boosted by the return of captain Michael Doyle when they take on Brentford at Bramall Lane.

Doyle comes back into the fold after serving a three-match ban for seeing red in the 1-1 draw with Fulham last month.

Blades boss Nigel Clough will check on midfielder Stephen McGinn (knock) ahead of kick-off but has no other fresh injury concerns.

Chris Porter (hamstring) came off the bench in the closing stages of Saturday's 2-0 victory over Shrewsbury and is in contention to return to the starting XI should Clough decide to make any changes.

James Tarkowski could be in the Brentford squad for the trip.

The 21-year-old joined the Bees from Oldham in January and was due to go straight back to Boundary Park on loan, but boss Mark Warburton has blocked that move due to injury concerns over fellow defenders Nico Yennaris, Harlee Dean and Tony Craig.

Yennaris suffered a dead leg against Shrewsbury last weekend - although the postponement of Saturday's clash with Crawley has given him more time to recover - Dean has only just recovered from a groin injury and Craig is playing on with a broken hand.

Winger Sam Saunders remains a doubt with a knee injury while Chuba Akpom has gone back to Arsenal at the end of his loan spell and Charlie Adams has joined Barnet on loan.

Source: PA

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