Match Preview: Blades v Stoke City

Last updated : 16 April 2004 By @blades_mad1889

Is Carl Asaba Out To Haunt Ex-Club.
United go into the game having beaten already relegated Wimbledon 2-1 at home on Easter Monday. They had to come from behind though when Wayne Gray scored from the spot before Andy Gray levelled.

Jack Lester saw his spot kick fly over the bar and Andy Gray hit the post with a stunning half-volley before he grabbed the winner.

After reciving his fifth yellow card of the sea son we believe Michael Tonge will be suspended. There is a cut off date which could allow the former Manchester United trainee to continue playing but we are unsure as to the date.

Simon Francis, who was involved in a innocent head clash injury spent Monday night in Hallamshire Hospital and is Neil Warnock's only doubt ahead of the game against City.

Jody Morris and Martin Butler supplied goals which gave Rotherham United a 2-0 win away at the Britannia Stadium in there game on Easter Monday.

Keeper Ed De Goey will miss the game through concussion while John Eustace is struggling with a groin injury.

Strikers Ade Akinbiyi (back) and Chris Greenacre (ligaments) are defiantly out for the Potters.

Saturday 18 April 2004
Nationwide League Division One
Kick-Off: 3:00pm @ Bramall Lane

Sheffield United: Paddy Kenny, Simon Francis, Chris Morgan, Alan Wright, Nick Montgomery, Andy Gray, Phil Jagielka, Michael Tonge, Stuart McCall, Jack Lester, Peter Ndlovu. Substitutes: Wayne Allison, Paul Shaw, Ashley Sestanovich, Mark Rankine, Robert Kozluk.

Stoke City: Neil Cutler, Marcus Hall, Kris Commons, Gerry Taggart, Wayne Thomas, Clive Clarke, Darel Russell, John Halls, Peter Hoekstra, Gifton Noel-Williams, Carl Asaba. Substitutes: Jermaine Palmer, Clint Hill, Karl Henry, Brynjar Gunnarson, Sebastian Svard.

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Division One Fixtures

Bradford City v Wimbledon
Cardiff City v Burnley
Crystal Palace v Wigan Athletic
Derby County v Preston North End
Gillingham v Ipswich Town
Norwich City v Walsall
Nottingham Forest v Millwall
Reading v Crewe Alexandra
Rotherham United v Watford
Sheffield United v Stoke City
West Ham United v Coventry City

Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion