Leyton Orient vs. Sheffield United

Last updated : 05 October 2012 By @blades_mad1889

Sixth placed Sheffield United remain unbeaten in League One this season after ten matches with just four wins to there name with too many draws played-out this season. They did however win there last match on the road; a 2-1 victory at Hartlepool United, but had to wait until the last minute to secure the winner through on loan forward Paul Gallgher.

Dave Kitson (27 minutes) had netted his second goal in two matches to give United the lead - heading home Tony McMahon's cross. Anthony Sweeney, who has an habit of scoring against the Blades hit the woodwork with his effort before Steve Howard (78) levelled and towards the depth Ryan Flynn crossed for Gallagher to finish.

The Blades have not won at the Orient in the league since 1977 when they recorded a 2-0 victory; that in the past six meetings. In January 2009 they did conquer an FA Cup encounter (4-1) but last season drew 1-1 in London and won 3-1 at Bramall Lane.

Forward Paul Gallagher, on loan from Leicester City will play in his last game for the Blades this weekend following the end of his 30 day loan spell, however it is believed that the club are attempting to extend his S2 spell. On the injury front, defender Lescinel Jean-Francois has reported on twitter that he has been given the ok to return to full training.

Leyton Orient recorded a 2-1 victory at Walsall on Tuesday night, the victory took them to twelfth in the table and five points away from the play-off zone. They netted two cracking goals in the first half through Lee Cook (11) and Dean Cox (29) until the Saddlers pulled one back via the penalty spot; Will Grigg (58) scoring from the apot.

O's boss Russell Slade will check on the fitness of trio Anthony Griffith, Martin Rowlands and Dean Cox ahead of there home clash with Sheffield United. The trio all picked up slight knocks at the Bescot Stadium in midweek but are all expected to be included in the squad to face Danny Wilson's side.

Blades-Mad Prediction: Leyton Orient 0-1 Sheffield United

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