Forest v Blades Preview

Last updated : 18 March 2011 By @blades_mad1889

The Blades last game was on Wednesday night where they crashed 2-1 after Shaun Murphy took the lead but Izate McLeod equalized for Rams and Deon Burton scored a late winner.

Wayne Allison could be back for United which is good news as The Blades have been struggling up-front since his injury. Robert Ullathorne is still out but Jon Harley could make his first start after joining on loan from Fulham.

Likely Line-Up: Paddy Kenny (GK), Robert Kozluk (RB), Shaun Murphy (CB), Robert Page (CB), Steve Yates (CB), Jon-Paul McGovern (RM), Stuart McCall (CM), Michael Brown (CM), Michael Tonge (LM), Michael Boulding (ATT), Carl Asaba (ATT).

The Reds last game was on Tuesday against Norwich City at Carrow Road were the game ended a 0-0 draw.

On the injury front Eugen Bopp who picked up a injury against Derby

a few weeks ago is their only concern but he may make the bench. The Reds danger man, david Johnson is likely to be in starting eleven.

Likely Line-up: Darren Ward (GK), Matthius Louis-Jean (RB), Jim Brennan (CB), Micheal Dawson (CB), Des Walker (LB), Gareth Williams (RM), Ricardo Scimeca (CM), David Prutton (CM), Jack Lester (LM), David Johnson (ATT), Marlon Harewood (ATT).

The last time these two teams met was the very first game of the 2001/02 season where the game ended 1-1, Marlon Harewood took the lead for Forest in first half but United equalized in the last minute with a fantastic volley by Paul Devlin on far post after Ullathorne crossed.

Prediction: Forest are in top 6 and will not make it easy for United but the Blades (I'd like to think) will not make it easy for Forest and I believe that we can go away with a draw.