Match Preview: Sheffield United vs. Bradford City


The Blades, managed by Mark Smith return to Reserve Team action for the first time in almost two months, their last outing was a 5-2 victory at Sheffield Wednesday at Stocksbridge Park Steels on 14th December.

That day, they cruised to victory with a brace from Jordan Slew, whilst Matt Harriott, Joe Ironside and Danny Batth netted the goals – Batth has since left the club after his loan spell from Wolverhampton Wanderers ended.

Striker Jordan Slew may not feature in tonight’s game – he was called up to the England U-19 squad which faced Germany at Chesterfield last night and may be rested against the Bantams.

On-loan Chelsea striker Danny Philliskirk may take his place to make his Blades debut; he is the son of former Blade Tony.

With draws against Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley (both 1-1), City have picked up just two points all season and are without a victory in the league.

They faced the Tykes in their previous reserve outing in mid-January – losing 3-1, former Blades academy players Jake Speight netted their only goal in that game.

The game tonight kicks-off at 7:00pm.