Sheffield United vs. Crewe Alexandra

Last updated : 25 October 2013 By @blades_mad1889

Clough was installed as Sheffield United manger last Wednesday after he agreed a compensation deal with former club Derby County - replacing David Weir who was sacked as Blades boss on 10 October. With the possibility of attractive football the Blades fans will be looking forward to a bright future under the reign of Clough, whilst Blades-Mad would like to wish Mr Weir all the best in his football future whatever he decides to do.

United however currently occupied the last remaining relegation spot after a 0-0 draw at Peterborough United last Tuesday night, it was a result not to be sniffed at after the Posh themselves went joint top of the league.

New Blades boss Nigel Clough is likely to be without midfielders Jose Baxter (knock) and Callum McFadzean (ankle) through injury. However he could see the return for striker Shaun Miller to the starting line-up - following his recovery from Crucial Ligament damage he has appeared as a substitute in the clubs' last two outings.

Blades boss Nigel Clough could field two former Railwaymen within his squad selection - both Harry Bunn (on loan from Manchester City) and Shaun Miller have played for the Gresty Road club.

Bunn joined Crewe on loan from the Premiership club in August 2012 on a two months loan - making his debut in a 2-1 win at Scunthorpe United and went onto make three appearances (+2) without scoring. He has also enjoyed loan spells at Rochdale, Preston North End and Oldham Athletic previously.

Miller came through the youth ranks at Gresty Road under the infamous Dario Gradi Academy, he made his debut in a 4-0 defeat at Bradford City in November 2006 in the FA Cup and during the 2010/11 season netted 19 goals for the Railwaymen. In July 2012 he signed for the Blades having made 122 (+57) appearances and netted 43 goals.

Crewe Alexandra currently sit a comfortable 18th in the table following a 1-0 victory over relegation threatened Bristol City last weekend, however in midweek they were handed a beating at home to Stevenage when inside twenty minutes the visitors took a three goal lead via a brace from Filipe Morais (11 & 20 minutes) and Luke Freeman (13) - a similar result for United tomorrow would be most welcoming.

Alex boss Steve Davis is expected to be without Mathias Progba (knee), Harry Davis (also knee) and Ryan Cloclough (groin through injury as the Cheshire side look to earn their first ever victory at Bramall Lane this weekend.

Blades-Mad Prediction: Sheffield United 2 Crewe Alexandra 0