Morgan absence adds to Blades woes

Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell will be forced to match and make do for his side's home clash with Blackpool on Tuesday.

Last Updated: 15/03/10 at 16:16

Morgan: Suspended for Blackpool clash

Morgan: Suspended for Blackpool clash

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Blackwell is once again struggling to name an 18-man squad due to injuries and suspensions, with skipper Chris Morgan the latest player sidelined.

Morgan sits out a two-game ban after reaching 10 bookings for the season, while Toni Kallio has returned to parent club Fulham due to a calf injury and Kyle Bartley, on loan from Arsenal, is suffering from the after effects of food poisoning.

Nyron Nosworthy, on loan from Sunderland, may switch to centre-half alongside Marcel Seip in Morgan's absence. Fellow defenders Gary Naysmith and Ryan France (both knee) and Derek Geary (ankle) are long-term absentees.

Midfielder Lee Williamson is still doubtful due to the hamstring injury that kept him out of Saturday's 1-1 draw with QPR, and Jamie Ward (hamstring) and Ched Evans (collarbone) also remain sidelined.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:15
Ipswich v Norwich
15:00
Blackburn v Bournemth
Brentford v Birmingham
Brighton v Bolton
Derby v Fulham
Huddersfld v Charlton
M'boro v Sheff Wed
Millwall v Rotherham
N Forest v Reading
Watford v Leeds

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1 N Forest 3 3 7
2 Cardiff 3 3 7
3 Millwall 3 3 7
4 Charlton 3 2 7
5 Bournemth 3 4 6
6 Norwich 3 4 6
7 Watford 3 2 6
8 M'boro 3 2 6
9 Wolves 3 1 6
10 Sheff Wed 3 1 5
11 Ipswich 3 0 4
12 Reading 3 0 4
13 Brentford 3 0 4
14 Derby 3 0 4
15 Blackburn 3 -1 4
16 Birmingham 3 -1 4
17 Brighton 3 0 3
18 Rotherham 3 -2 3
19 Leeds 3 -3 3
20 Huddersfld 3 -5 3
21 Wigan 3 -2 1
22 Bolton 3 -4 1
23 Fulham 3 -3 0
24 Blackpool 3 -4 0

Updated Thu, 21 Aug 2014

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