Match Preview: Norwich City v Sheffield United

Last updated : 18 March 2006 By @blades_mad1889

Norwich City, who drew 2-2 with Leeds United last weekend are likely o see Youssef Safri return to the squad for the first time in a month.

Boss Nigel Worthington - formerly with Sheffield Wednesday has no new injury worries and should keep the line-up that drew at Elland Road last weekend.

Long term casualties Mattieu Louis-Jean (hamstring) and Darren Ward (back) (both ex-Nottingham Forest) will defiantly miss the clash against the second placed Championship side.

However star striker Robert Earnshaw could return to the side against the Blades after being dropped against the Whites owing to a re-change in tactics moving to a 4-5-1 formation with Leon McKenzie as the lone ranger.

Possible Canaries Line-Up: Robert Green, Simon Charlton, Adam Drury, Jason Shackell, Craig Fleming, Gary Doherty, Carl Robinson, Andrew Hughes, Paul McVeigh, Leon McKenzie, Darren Huckerby.

The Blades, 2-0 losers at Coventry City should (hopefully) see a completely changed squad. The first half can only be described as 'unbearable' whilst the second sway much improvement despite failing to score.

However the Blades are boosted with the news that Michael Tonge returns from his one match suspension whilst Paul Ifill (ear infection) and David Unsworth (dropped) should return o the squad.

Missing will be Neill Collins, who returned to Premiership strugglers Sunderland after a one month loan spell. Collins did exceptionally well since his debut at Hillsborough in the 2-1 victory over Wednesday.

Meanwhile former Owls Midfielder Alan Quinn could return and new defender Chris Lucketti is pushing or his debut.

Possible Blades Line-Up: Paddy Kenny, Robert Kozluk, Chris Lucketti, Chris Morgan, David Unsworth, Paul Ifill, Phil Jagielka, Nick Montgomery, Michael Tonge, Ade Akinbiyi, Danny Webber.