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Preview: Sheffield United (H)

29 September 2017

Nottingham Forest will be looking to get back to winning ways when Sheffield United visit The City Ground on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds fell to a 3-1 defeat against Fulham on Tuesday night but Mark Warburton's side can take a lot of positives from the performance. 

The Blades visit Trentside in red hot form having turned over local rivals Sheffield Wednesday last weekend and Wolves in midweek and last year's League One winners sit second in the Championship table.

Team news

David Vaughan is edging ever closer to a return to the side as he steps up his recovery from injury, but The Reds will be without Matt Mills who misses the game through suspension following his fifth booking of the season against Fulham.

Danny Fox could also return while Jamie Ward, Matty Cash and Chris Cohen all remain sidelined.

From the opposition

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was delighted with his side's performance in the win against Wolves on Wednesday night, following up the derby win against The Owls on the weekend.

Speaking after the game at Bramall Lane, he said: "This is a great result for us on the back of what happened on Sunday and I'm delighted for everybody.

"It was a big night for the players because I would imagine that the talk from everybody was about what the reaction would be after the euphoria of winning a local derby.

"I thought that yet again they got themselves up for it. We didn't look a tired team. We looked a compact, strong and organised team and I always thought we were a threat in terms of scoring.

"We knew that they would stay in the game and drop in so we had to be disciplined and not give away daft free-kicks.

"We're not looking at league tables but we'd rather be there than in another position."

One to watch - David Brooks

The former Manchester City academy player lit up the Steel City derby last weekend to catch the attention, and the 20-year-old has done enough to earn himself a spot in Chris Coleman's Wales squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The fearless forward showed no sign of his lack of experience at Hillsborough as he caused the Wednesday defence all sorts of problems and Forest will hope to keep him quiet on Saturday afternoon.


Tickets are still available for Saturday's game and are priced at just £20 for adults. Full details can be found here.


The match will be broadcast live on iFollow Forest for international subscribers, with audio commentary also available.

Suppporters can also follow the action in the Match Centre and via the club's official social media channels.

Other fixtures

All fixtures to be played at 3pm on Saturday unless otherwise stated:

QPR v Fulham (7.45pm, Friday)
Aston Villa v Bolton
Burton v Wolves
Cardiff v Derby
Hull v Birmingham
Ipswich v Bristol City
Middlesbrough v Brentford
Millwall v Barnsley
Preston v Sunderland
Reading v Norwich (5.30pm)
Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds (12.15pm, Sunday)

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