Sheff Utd V Bury at Bramall Lane : Match Preview

14 September 2012 01:01
Sheff Utd V Bury - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Gallagher set for Blades bow Sheffield United will include new loan signing Paul Gallagher in their squad for the home game with Bury. The Leicester striker has joined the Blades for an initial month in time to feature as manager Danny Wilson will be without suspended pair Michael Doyle and Ryan Flynn. Skipper Doyle was sent off for his rash challenge on Scunthorpe striker Mike Grella last week, while Flynn was also shown a straight red card later in the same match for his tackle on Christian Ribeiro. Both players begin respective three-game bans. Wilson therefore has a big hole to fill in his midfield and with Nick Montgomery bound for Australia for a stint with Central Coast Mariners, there could be a recall to the starting line-up for Richard Cresswell. Striker Shaun Miller is pushing for his first league start and Dave Kitson, a recent signing following his release from Portsmouth, could be included in the squad, general fitness permitting. Defender Darryl Westlake was an unused substitute at Scunthorpe after recovering from a thigh strain, but may have to wait a little longer for his debut as the Blades look to extend their unbeaten league start to six matches. New loan signing Tom Hopper will go straight into Bury's squad as they continue their pursuit of a first win of the season. The teenage striker has joined the Shakers on a one-month loan deal from Leicester and is available to cover for David Healy who faces a late fitness test on a thigh strain. Andrai Jones is poised to replace Phil Picken at right-back after the former Chesterfield man suffered knee damage during last weekend's 2-1 home defeat to Preston. Caretaker manager Peter Shirtliff has no other injury concerns as his side seek a change in fortunes. Bury issued a statement on their ongoing managerial vacancy this week stating Shirtliff is still in contention for the full-time role. A positive result at Bramall Lane would go some way to proving his credentials, along with easing the Shakers' uncomfortable position near the foot of the npower League One table having taken two points from five matches so far this term.

Source: PA