Match Preview: Sheffield United vs. Bradford City
Updated Wednesday, 9th February 2011
Sheffield United Reserves face Bradford City (at Sheffield FC) tonight in the totesport.com league.
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.