Match Preview: Sheffield United v Ipswich Town

Last updated : 05 November 2007 By @blades_mad1889

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The Blades entertained Burnley at Bramall Lane last weekend and the game ended 0-0 in what was a dramatic game where United thought they had won the game only to see James Beattie's last minute header ruled out for offside.

Sheffield United are likely to remain unchanged from the side that drew with Burnley with Paddy Kenny (thin) and Rob Hulse (leg) nearest to a first team return; although the latter won't be rushed back after recovering from a broken leg which he sustained last Match at Chelsea.

Possible Blades Line-Up: Ian Bennett, Phil Bardsley, Gary Cahill, Matthew Kilgallon, Gary Naysmith, Chris Armstrong, Michael Tonge, David Carney, Danny Webber, James Beattie, Luton Shelton.

Ipswich Town travelled to Carrow Road in what the first ever game in charge for Glenn Roader who took charge of the Canaries less than a week ago.

It was a fierce local derby which saw home striker Darren Huckerby sent-off in the final minute with Town doing themselves justice by taking a two goal lead via Alan Lee (27) and Pablo Counago (41) but the yellow and green hit back and when Owen Garvan (56) turned into his own net it was game on.

The Canaries were the better team throughout and deserved there leveller when it came; Jamie Cureton (67) heading home following John Hartson's set up before the home side saw Huckerby dismissed following a dangerously high challenge.

The Tractor Boys are rejuvenated with a fresh squad; providing the pair haven't kicked lumps out of each other Jim Magilton should field a similar squad to that of last Saturday.

However striker Tommy Miller (ankle) could return against the Blades after sitting out there much eagerly awaited Championship fixture of the season.

Possible Tractor Boys Line-Up: Neil Alexander, Jason De Vos, Dan Harding, David Wright, Fabian Wilnis, Billy Clarke, Jon Walters, Sylvain Legwinski, Owen Garvan, Pablo Counago, Alan Lee.

:: Man in the Middle ::

Referee: G. Laws (Tyne & Wear)
Assistants: M. Brown & S. Cummings
Fourth Official: R. Wrigglesworth

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