Match Preview: Sheffield United v Plymouth Argyle

Last updated : 23 November 2007 By @blades_mad1889

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Sheffield United on the other hand march into this game against the Pilgrims on back of a 1-0 victory over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium; live on Sky. Defender Gary Cahill stole the show as he headed home Danny Webber's cross close to half-time.

Due to international commitments by FIFA it meant that all Premiership and Championship fixtures were abandoned with Keith Gillespie (Northern Ireland), Gary Naysmith (Scotland) and David Carney (Australia) all missing from Blades training.

The failures of our home nations; Northern Ireland, Scotland and England who came so close to staking a place at next years European Championships in Austria and Switzerland came at some advantage to the Blades.

Just over a week ago the Blades faced Lincoln City in a reserve outing; United won two-one with midfielder Lee Hendrie and forward Rob Hulse making a return from injury; the latter netting both goals.

Former Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion striker Rob Hulse could feature as part of Bryan Robson's plans against the Green & White, but is more likely to start on the bench after recovering from a broken leg which he sustained last March at Chelsea.

Possible Blades Line-Up: Paddy Kenny, Phil Bardsley, Gary Cahill, Matthew Kilgallon, Gary Naysmith, David Carney, Chris Armstrong, Nick Montgomery, Keith Gillespie, Danny Webber, James Beattie.

Plymouth Argyle travel to Bramall Lane fourteen days after giving the Canaries a three-nil thumping; however are rocked by the news that manager Ian Holloway has tendered his resignation with a likely move to Leicester City.

Argyle could field former Blades duo midfielder Lilian Nalis and striker Barry Hayles who were both brought to Sheffield 2 by former manager Neil Warnock.

Manager less Plymouth have made one change as defender Mat Doumbe comes in for the suspended Krisztian Timar.

Argyle have no new injury worries as assistant manager Tim Breacker takes charge of the side following Ian Holloway's departure to Leicester.

Possible Argyle Line-Up: Romain Larrieu, Marcel Siep, Mathias Doumbe, Paul Connolly, Lee Martin, Peter Halmosi, David Norris, Lilian Nalis, Hodges, Barry Hayles, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

:: Man in the Middle ::

Referee: M. Russell (Hertfordshire)
Assistants: K. Lawson & G. Mellor
Fourth Official: C. Evans

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