Blades Get Ronnie Test

Last updated : 15 September 2003 By @blades_mad1889

The Blades come into the game having lost 3-1 at Nottingham Forest, Chris Morgan was shown a red card but will play against Ronnie Moore's Rotherham United.

Midfield dynamo Michael Brown is yet again suspended which is a massive blow as he would have proven instrumental in a key game.

Steve Kabba out for a further two months, as is keeper Paddy Kenny, so Paul Gerrard should make his 3rd consecutive start. Striker Jack Lester missed the Forest clash and could miss the derby but we expect that Ashley Ward will be back in the starting line up after returning to the squad via the subs bench on Saturday.

New striker Martin Butler made his Millers debut on Saturday as the Millmoor club crashed at home 2-0 to Crewe Alexandra in front of Sky TV and is expected to start again.

Like Michael Brown, Martin McIntosh is serving the 2nd of a three match suspension while Darren Garner is suffering from a groin injury, but Paul Warne has recently recovered from flu and could make the bench.

Predicted Line-Ups...
Sheffield United :
Paul Gerrard, Phil Jagielka, Chris Morgan, Robert Page, Rob Kozluk, Peter Ndlovu, Mark Rankine, Nick Montgomery, Michael Tonge, Ashley Ward, Wayne Allison.
Rotherham United :
Mike Pollitt, Shaun Barker, Chris Swailes, Guy Branston, Scott Minto, Chris Sedgwick, Stewart Talbot, John Mullin, Andy Monkhouse, Darren Byfield, Martin Butler.

Division One Games: Tuesday - Burnley v Nottingham Forest, Crewe Alexandra v West Ham United, Crystal Palace v Bradford City, Gillingham v Norwich City, Ipswich Town v Walsall, Millwall v Wimbledon, Preston North End v Coventry City, Reading v Cardiff City, Sheffield United v Rotherham United, Stoke City v Sunderland, Wigan Athletic v West Bromwich Albion. Wednesday - Derby County v Watford.