Match Preview: Sheffield United v Leeds United

Last updated : 28 August 2004 By @blades_mad1889

Neil Warnock has one major injury to contend with and that is Paul Thirlwell who sustained a knock during the midweek 4-1 thrashing of Stockport County in the Carling Cup.

There was good news as Jack Lester made his first appearance of the season as well as scoring in that game. The former Forest man could be handed a first team place as Barry Hayles looks to be out of sorts and Ashley Ward is not scoring.

Former Leeds striker Andy Gray will go straight into the squad, he was rested against Stockport for this game.

Kevin Blackwell has no fresh injury worries ahead of there big Derby game, they go into it having beaten Huddersfield Town 1-0 at Elland Road.

Blades summer target Clive Carlisle is expected to start as centre-back ahead of former Chelsea defender Michael Dubberry.

Jamie McMaster is expected to at least make the substitutes bench after his explosive form against the Terriers while Brian Deane should recover from a slight knock to face his former club.