Match Preview: Hull City v Sheffield United

Last updated : 02 January 2006 By @blades_mad1889

Back then the result finished 0-0 on 3rd February 1990 (as did the tie at Bramall Lane) with both sides in the same division as they currently are now. United finished that season in second placed with Hull in 14th, history could repeat itself once again.

Hull City manager Peter Taylor will attempt to get their side back on track after falling to a 2-0 defeat to rivals Leeds United at Elland Road to end there 2005 year on a low.

Keeper Boaz Myhill should start in goal, the former Aston Villa shot stopper will hope to have a better game than he did during the 2002-03 season. He had joined Bradford City on loan from Villa and saw his debut turn sour as the American conceded five goals.

The following season, whilst on loan to Macclesfield Town played in the 2-1 defeat to the Blades in the League Cup, Jack Lester scoring both goals for United.

Missing from the Tigers team is striker Craig Fagan after damaging ankle ligaments, they don't have any new injury worries but former Hibernian man Roland Edge remains sidelined with a groin strain.

On the Tigers substitutes bench is likely to be Curtis Woodhouse, he started off at the Lane as a trainee in August 1997 and made his debut in the 1-0 home win over Crewe. He eventually played 107 (+ 14 as sub) games scored six goals before leaving for Birmingham City in February 2001.

The City substitute keeper Matt Duke is also a former Blade, he joined from Alfreton Town in summer of 1999 but failed make an appearance before leaving for Burton Albion at the end of that season.

Possible Tigers Line-Up: Boaz Myhill, Andy Dawson, Leon Cort, Mark Lynch, Sam Collins, Damien Delaney, Stuart Elliott, Jason Price, Keith Andrews, Stuart Green, Billy Paynter.

The Blades go into the game after a 2-1 victory at home to Stoke City, Nick Montgomery netted his first goal of the season, crashing in after a well worked corner. City striker Mamady Sidebe levelled in the second half and captain Chris Morgan headed in a last minute winner.

It is expected that Blades boss Neil Warnock will make changes ahead of their visit to the KC Stadium. He described his side as; "running on empty" after beating the Potters 2-1 on 31 December 2005.

New signing Brian Deane, proving he is 100% fit could make his third debut for the Blades during his playing career.

Possible Blades Line-Up: Paddy Kenny, Derek Geary, Leigh Bromby, Chris Morgan, David Unsworth, Paul Ifill, Phil Jagielka, Nick Montgomery, Alan Quinn, Neil Shipperley, Danny Webber.