Sheff Utd V Bury at Bramall Lane : Match Preview

21 November 2016 04:34
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Sheff Utd v Bury

Sheffield United trio Mark Duffy, Kieron Freeman and Paul Coutts are all doubtful for the home game against Bury.

Winger Duffy (calf), Freeman (back) and fellow midfielder Coutts (leg) were all forced out of Saturday's home win against Shrewsbury and will be assessed.

Defenders Chris Hussey and James Wilson are back in full training following their respective injuries and could return to contention.

The Blades moved into the second automatic promotion place at the weekend and are chasing a sixth straight win in all competitions.

Chris Brass will take charge of Bury again, despite being unable to inspire an immediate turnaround in fortunes at the weekend.

Brass oversaw a 5-1 loss at AFC Wimbledon, four days after a Shakers team led by David Flitcroft had lost 5-0 at the same venue in the FA Cup, and the interim boss will remain in temporary charge while chairman Stewart Day takes stock.

Defender Niall Maher came into Brass' starting XI, only to pick up a suspension-incurring fifth caution of the term, while Tom Walker missed out with a knee injury, joining Nathan Cameron (knee), Kean Bryan (thigh), Ishmael Miller (hamstring) and Chris Brown (knee) on the sidelines.

Kelvin Etuhu (fibula) was back on the bench at the weekend, Craig Jones (thigh) travelled with the team and Tom Pope (ribs) came on, though Brass is reluctant to start him just yet.

Source: PAR