Mr. Crossley last took charge of a Blades match when West Bromwich Albion came to the Lane early on this season in August. The two sides fought out a 2-2 draw with Roman Bednar (54 &60 minutes) nabbing a brace with Ched Evans (56) and David Cotterill (88 penalty) finding the net for the home side.
That day he booked six players with only Darius Henderson receiving a caution for United. During the course of the season the Kent official has handed out five red cards (65 yellows) in 18 games; he was in charge of Cardiff City's FA Cup clash with Leicester City yesterday (4-2).
He will be assisted on Tuesday night by D. Gratton and R. Jones, the fourth official is J R Tyas.
In the past referee Mr. Crossley has officiated in five fixtures involving Sheffield United;
· 14.09.2004 - Leicester 3-2 Blades
· 28.12.2005 - Southampton 0-1 Blades
· 08.04.2006 - Blades 3-2 Hull City
· 20.09.2008 - Norwich City 1-0 Blades
· 29.08.2009 - Blades 2-2 West Brom