A Michael Tonge free-kick and Adi Akinbiyi's second goal in four games with a magnificent strike set the Blades off to a fine 2-1 win at Hillsborough, their third win over our City rivals since Neil Warnock took charge in December 1999. Owls striker Steve MacLean netted a dogdy penalty to set up dramatic finish 10 minutes from time but the Blades hung on.
Defender Neill Collins put on a fine display against the Owls on his debut after being signed on loan from Sunderland and should line-up next to captain Chris Morgan in the centre whilst Robert Kozluk could once again deputise for the injured Leigh Bromby.
Back in contention id Danny Webber, the former Watford man sustained a leg injury in the 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town on 14 January and is tipped to make the bench whilst veteran David Unsworth returns after a three game ban.
Blades Possible Line-Up: Paddy Kenny, Robert Kozluk, Neill Collins, Chris Morgan, David Unsworth, Paul Ifill, Phil Jagielka, Nick Montgomery, Michael Tonge, Adi Akinbiyi, Bruce Dyer.
The Hoops have called up sixteen year old Andrew Howell (left-back) to face the Blades and should make the bench whilst striker Scott Donnelly (bruised foot) whilst happier news is that 'much loved' Gareth Ainsworth is suspended along with fellow team mate Munro Milanese.
It is likely that former Blades loanee Paul Furlong will return the the side in place of Donnelly as caretaker manager Garry Waddock looks to create a team that can attempt to win at Bramall Lane.
R's Possible Line-Up: Paul Jones, Danny Shittu, Georges Santos, Matthew Rose, Marcus Bignot, Ian Evatt, Richard Langley, Steve Lomas, Paul Furlong, Marc Nygaard, Lee Cook.