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SHEFFIELD UNITED V GILLINGHAM FC: MATCH PREVIEW

26 September 2014

We look ahead to Saturday's Sky Bet League One match between Sheffield United and Gillingham FC at Bramall Lane

SHEFFIELD UNITED V GILLINGHAM
Sky Bet League One
Bramall Lane
Saturday September 27
Kick-Off, 3pm

Team News:

Peter Taylor has no fresh injury or suspension concerns ahead of Saturday’s game against the Blades.

Danny Kedwell (knee) and Stuart Nelson (thumb) continue to receive treatment; the latter could be available for selection as early as next week while Kedwell will be missing for at least a fortnight.

Jake Hessenthaler (hamstring) and Luke Norris (knee) are expected to shake off minor problems.

As for the Blades, Only Jose Baxter (hamstring) and Jamal Campbell-Ryce (calf) are injury doubts for the hosts.

A number of players sat out the midweek Capital One Cup fixture at Leyton Orient, but after winning 1-0 it leaves Manager Nigel Clough with a few selection headaches.

Manager Comments:



Peter Taylor was in the stands as United beat Orient earlier in the week and knows full well his players will need to be at their best to get a result.

He said: “They lost against Swindon last Saturday but I think it was the first time they had lost in about seven games.

“We are quite pleased with the start we have had to get 12 points but we also know we have teams liked Sheffield United away when you need to be at your very best.”

For the full interview click
here.
Previous Meetings:

The sides last met at MEMS Priestfield Stadium in February of this year when a first half strike from Conor Coady proved enough to seal all three points for the visitors in a 1-0 win.

The reverse fixture, one of Peter Taylor’s first games since taking charge for a second spell, saw the Gills record a 2-1 victory with Danny Kedwell and Cody McDonald bagging the goals in an impressive win.

The teams cannot be split on the head to head statistics with both sides have won eight games apiece of the 22 they have contested – the other six resulting in a draw.

Betting:



Sky Bet, the title sponsor of the Football League, make Sheffield United the odds on favourites to win the game at 4/6, with a Gills victory priced at 4/1.

Luke Norris is 17/2 to score the first goal of the game, while Bradley Dack is 16/1 for the same bet.

Special Bet: Doug Loft to score first in a 2-1 Gillingham win – 150/1.

For more odds across a variety of different markets visit www.skybet.com/gillingham

Officials:

Referee – Kevin Wright
Assistants – Steven Copeland & Philip Dermott
Fourth Official – Danny Gratton

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