Blues Review

Last updated : 23 January 2003 By @blades_mad1889

Our last game was at Anfield on Tuesday night in the Worthington Cup Semi-Final Second Leg. United already 2-1 lost 2-0 to Liverpool, El Hadj Diouf took the lead after nine minutes while England striker Michael Owen added the second in extra-time to send the Reds through.

Blues fans will be pleased to know that United will defiantly miss Michael Tonge as he serves a one match suspension. On the injury list is Nick Montgomery who was stretched off against Liverpool, it later occurred that he has chipped a bone in his ankle and will be out for at least six weeks.

Also injured is Shaun Murphy who broke his nose during the same match and is doubtful for the cup game, however United have signed ex Manchester City defender Richard Eghill as cover for Murphy and he could start against the Blues.

Their is of course cup-ties, striker Dean Windass is on that list as he played in round three against Chelsea for Middlesbrough. Although Steve Kabba and Tommy Mooney are not cup-tied and these two are likely to be upfront.

Possible Starting 11: Paddy Kenny, Robert Kozluk, Richard Eghill, Robert Page, Wayne Quinn, Peter Ndlovu, Stuart McCall, Phil Jagielka, Steve Kabba, Wayne Allison, Tommy Mooney.

The Blues last game was on Saturday against Preston North End at Portman Road in front of 24,666. Ipswich Town beat the Lilywhites

3-0 with goals from Marcus Bent (30) and Darren Bent (74,86).

Despite Ipswich Town Football Club's Official Site refusing to give us information about there team we have still gone a head and found some information for you.

Firstly missing from the cup clash is Martijn Reuser, Justin Miller, Lee Beevers and Steve Burton who have all been handed free transfers out of Portman Road as the Blues are currently struggling financially.

On the injury is front is ex-Wednesday star Jim Magilton (calf), Tommy Miller (tendinitis), hoever Pablo Counago will be back in the squad after coming back from a head injury.

Possible Starting 11: Andy Marshall, Hermann Hreidarsson, Fabian Wilnis, Chris Makin, Jim Magilton, Matthew Holland, Jermaine Wright, Tomy Miller, Thomas Gaardsoe, Pablo Counago, Marcus Bent.

Our last game against Ipswich Town at Bramall Lane was on 9th November 2002 where the game ended: Blades 0-0 Blues, though it was Town who came closest when Darren Bent struck the post in the first half.

One-to-Watch: Marcus Bent
Prediction: Sheffield United 1-0 Ipswich Town