Bantams v Blades Preview

Last updated : 18 March 2011 By @blades_mad1889

With our game with Reading called off with 30 minutes to go, it meant that our very last game was against Ipswich Town at Bramall Lane. The game ended 0-0 though it was the Blues had best chance to win game when Darren Bent struck the post in the first half.

Stuart 'Macca' McCall, used to play for Bantams.

On the Blades injury front we have a few, but are not too serious, goalkeeper Simon Tracey is still out as is Robert Kozluk and Robert Ullathorne in defence.

Up front Wayne Allison and Michael Boulding are still unfit but with the arrival of Dean Windass and Steve kabba (who should make their debuts on Saturday), United don't have too many worries.

Possible Blades Line-Up: Paddy Kenny, Phil Jagielka, Shaun Murphy, Robert Page, Jon Harley, Peter Ndlovu, Stuart McCall, Michael Brown, Michael Tonge, Dean Windass, Steve Kabba.

Bradford, who have lost only once this season at home go into the game on a fifth straight defeat.

Last Saturday, the Bantams game went ahead as they faced Nottingham Forest at the City Ground and like United they lost 3-0. Jack Lester put the Reds in front after 18 minutes, while David Johnson doubled the lead on 25th minute, Matthieu Louis-Jean made it three on 36 minute.

In mid-week, Bradford Reserves played West Bromwich Albion where

Aidan Davidon, used to play with Blades.

Peter Atherton, Claus Jorgensen and Jamie Lawrence all played and put them selves in contention for Saturday's team.

City welcome back Gus Uhlenbeek and Steven Warnock after suspension, but they will miss Robert Molenaar to the same reason. Through injury, Danny Cadamatari, Tom Kearney, David Wetherhall, Andy Todd and Ashley Ward will all miss out.

Nicky Law has made various attempts to sign England Under-20 goalkeeper Boaz Myhill on loan from Aston Villa as Gary Walsh is injured. If Law gets his man then he will probably start but if he don't then goalkeeping duties will be left to ex-Blade Aidan Davison.

Possible Line-Up: Aidan Davison, Gus Uhlenbeek, Mark Bower, Francis, Paul Evens, Harpal Singh, Andy Gray, Michael Standing, Juanjo, Delroy Facey, Mark Danks.

Blades-Mad would like to thank Daniel Crann for helping us with the Bradford City team.

The last time we played at Bradford and Bindley Stadium was on Boxing Day 2001, United won 2-1, Carl Asaba scored both Blades goals on 12 and 54 minutes while Ashley ward put the Claret and Amber back in it when he scored on the hour mark.

Prediction: It will be interesting to see how Stuart McCall and Dean Windass will cope as these two have both played for Bradford, though the Bantams have Aidan Davison and Gus Uhlenbeek, both used to play for the Blades so this will make a fascinating game.

United have a good team but so do Bradford and the Bantams will not want to lose this one as it is a Yorkshire Derby, however I think that United will win this 2-0 and I have a suspicion that Steve kabba will grab them both if not one.