Halford expected to be fit for final

Last updated : 24 May 2009 By Bladesmadeditor
1234634054_spt_ai_sheffutdvhull_23It was Greg's goal which sent the Blades through to the illustrious final at Wembley Stadium, but he had to depart shortly after in the encounter against Preston when he picked up an injury. He should start the game after swiftly recovering.

Meanwhile strike duo Darius Henderson and Jamie Ward will both face late fitness tests down at Wembley before the match. Henderson has been in an oxygen tent throughout the week to try and ease his Achilles and hamstring injuries away.

John-Joe O'Toole is unlikely to feature after an injury incident in training a couple of weeks ago. Ugo Ehiogu, Derek Geary, Gary Naysmith and Gary Speed are all out, but the latter is continuing management work on the touchlines with Kevin Blackwell.

All of the injured players will travel with the squad.