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PREVIEW: SHEFFIELD UNITED V TOWN

8 December 2016

Town will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run in the Sky Bet League One to three straight games when they head to Sheffield United on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off).


Luke Williams’ side have secured a draw and a victory in their last two outings on the domestic front, although they did suffer a 3-2 defeat to Luton Town in the Checkatrade Trophy in midweek.


The Blades were last in action last weekend where they fell to a 3-2 defeat away at Bolton Wanderers in the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup.


The last meeting between these two sides took place in January 2016 with a Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill goal securing Town a share of the spoils at Bramall Lane after Billy Sharpe had fired the hosts ahead.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Sheffield United have locked horns on 37 occasions with the Reds winning twelve of those encounters, although the Blades are able to edge the head-to-head record with fifteen victories to their name.


FULL RECORD V SHEFFIELD UNITED:


P37 W12 D10 L15 F53 A59


TICKET NEWS:


December.thThe game is all ticket for Town fans and advance ticket sales will stop at Swindon at 12pm on Friday 9


now to purchase your tickets for the trip to Bramall Lane!www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontownVisit


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


SHEFFIELD UNITED - WWWDLL


TOWN - WLLDWL


TOP SCORERS:


SHEFFIELD UNITED - Billy Sharp (12)


TOWN - Jon Obika/Michael Doughty/Nathan Delfouneso (3)


TEAM NEWS:


SHEFFIELD UNITED - The Blades will be without on-loan Middlesbrough midfielder Harry Chapman on Saturday, who has been ruled out for three to four months with an ankle injury.


Jake Wright has shaken off a hamstring strain and could feature, as could fellow centre-half James Wilson.


Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Mark Duffy and leading scorer Billy Sharp are all expected to return for the Blades.


TOWN - Saturday’s trip to Bramall Lane could come too soon for Nathan Thompson, Yaser Kasim, Brad Barry and James Brophy, although Tom Smith is available again after missing the defeat to Luton in midweek due to suspension.


A WORD FROM THE TOWN CAMP:


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “Sheffield United is one of the games we really look forward to because you are aware you are at a big club.


“It is going to be a tough game and the playing surface and facilities there oozes top class – we are really looking forward to it.


“They are really putting a run together and they’ve got some momentum behind them so this could be the year for them.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Gavin Ward


Assistants - Michael Denton & Kevin Mulraine


Fourth Official - Michael D’aguilar


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Wayne Allison, Herbert Chapman, Jan-Age Fjortoft, Brian Marwood, Billy Paynter, Steve Foley, Darius Henderson, Chris Kamara, Lilian Nalis, Vincent Pericard, Brian Howard, Jay McEveley, Iffy Onuora, Grant Smith.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


Town fans will be able to keep up to date with all of Saturday’s action across our Twitter (@Official_STFC), Facebook and Instagram pages.


in the wake of the game. www.swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD subscribers will also be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the match whilst there will be a full report and plenty of reaction on


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