Sheff Utd V Norwich at Bramall Lane : Match Preview

15 September 2017
Clayton Donaldson doubtful as Blades host Canaries

Striker Clayton Donaldson remains doubtful for Sheffield United's home game against Norwich.

Deadline-day signing Donaldson sustained a hamstring injury on his two-goal debut in last week's 2-1 win at Sunderland and subsequently missed the midweek victory at Bolton.

Midfielder Samir Carruthers (calf) is back in contention after returning to full training and goalkeeper Simon Moore (knee) is hoping to play for the under-23s next week.

Caolan Lavery remains sidelined after recently fracturing a cheekbone and eye socket, while fellow striker James Hanson (thigh) and defender Richard Stearman (hamstring) are still out.

Norwich will be without forward Nelson Oliveira, who is set for around two weeks recovery from a groin problem.

Cameron Jerome has fully recovered from his groin strain, so is expected to come into the attack, while midfielder Alex Tettey has been carrying a knee problem, but should feature.

Centre-back Grant Hanley is another in contention - the recent signing from Newcastle was an unused substitute in Tuesday night's goalless draw against Burton.

Midfielder Alex Pritchard is stepping up his recovery from ankle surgery, while Matt Jarvis (ankle), Jamal Lewis (knee) and Louis Thompson (Achilles) also continue their rehabilitation.

Source: PAR