The Blades haven't played a game at Bramall Lane for over a month now, their last fixture was a 1-1 home draw with Everton. Since then United have been on their travels to Chelsea (0-3) and Bolton Wanderers (0-1), which they lost both.
Sheffield United were rocked by the injury of Rob Hulse during that game at Stamford Bridge after he collided with keeper Petr Cech, as a result he broke his leg in two places and will be out for the remainder of the season.
Matthew Kilgallon is likely to start of the Blades at left-back, he made his debut at Bolton last weekend after signing from Leeds United last January.
Possible Blades Line-Up: Paddy kenny, Derek Geary, Phil Jagielka, Chris Lucketti, Matthew Kilgallon, Keith Gillespie, Michael Tonge, Nick Montgomery, Colin Kazim-Richards, Jonathan Stead, Danny Webber.
Newcastle United go to Bramall Lane on back of a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at St James' Park, Emile Empenza netting in font of over a 52,000 crowed.
The Toon will be without Australian Craig Moore who is suffering from a groin injury, whilst Shola Amiobi (hip) and striker Michael Owen (knee) are defiantly out.
Possible Magpies Line-Up: Shay Given, Celestine Babayaro, Stephen Carr, Steven Taylor, Antoine Sibierski, Nicky Butt, Scott Parker, Damien Duff, Nolberto Solano, Kieron Dyer, Obafani Martins.
Man in the Middle: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)
- 29.11.1997 - Blades 1-0 Crewe Alexandra
- 31.01.1998 - Portsmouth 1-1 Blades
- 08.09.1998 - Blades 3-2 Grimsby Town
- 27.11.1999 - West Bromwich 2-2 Blades
- 08.01.2000 - Newcastle 4-1 Blades (FAC)
- 08.09.2001 - Blades 2-2 Bradford City
- 11.12.2004 - Rotherham 2-2 Blades
- 08.01.2005 - Blades 3-1 Aston Villa (FAC)
- 09.08.2005 - Burnley 1-2 Blades
- 14.02.2006 - Blades 1-1 Reading
- 11.12.2006 - Blades 2-2 Aston Villa
- 20.01.2007 - Reading 3-1 Blades