Sheff Utd V Oldham at Bramall Lane : Match Preview

24 December 2013 11:01
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Cuvelier boost for Blades

Sheffield United midfielder Florent Cuvelier is back in contention for the home game against Oldham.

The Belgian, who has not featured for the Blades since October, is expected to return to the bench after illness ruled him out of the goalless weekend draw at Stevenage.

Stephen McGinn returned to the starting line-up on Saturday and is expected to retain his place in midfield as the Blades bid to extend their unbeaten run to seven games in all competitions.

Boss Nigel Clough has no new injury or suspension problems and the likes of midfield trio Jamie Murphy, Conor Coady and Simon Lappin, plus winger Febian Brandy and striker Lyle Taylor are pushing for recalls.

Oldham have Jonson Clarke-Harris back from suspension when they make a trip to former forward Jose Baxter's club.

Clarke-Harris returns from a one-match ban after missing out against Colchester, a game which Latics lost 2-0 and boss Lee Johnson dubbed his "worst day in football".

Johnson has depleted options up front with Danny Philliskirk also a doubt due to a knee injury he picked up at Boundary Park on Saturday and Charlie MacDonald (thigh) definitely out.

Winger Mike Petrasso extended his loan stay from QPR on Moday but winger James Dayton (ankle), midfielder James Wesolowski (head) and defender Edijs Joksts (back) are all out again.

Source: PA