Blades down to the bare bones

Sheffield United's injury crisis shows little sign of easing ahead of their Championship clash against Newcastle at Bramall Lane on Monday.

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Taylor: Torn thigh muscle

Taylor: Torn thigh muscle

Andy Taylor is the latest player to face a spell on the sidelines after suffering a torn thigh muscle in last weekend's 4-3 defeat to Cardiff, although the left-back is hopeful of returning for next Monday's trip to Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.

Midfielder Nick Montgomery (medial knee ligament) is aiming to return after the international break in mid-November, while Gary Naysmith is set to step up his recovery from a knee injury with an outing for the reserves in the week.

Goalkeeper Paddy Kenny remains unavailable following his drugs ban, while manager Kevin Blackwell is also set to be without Jamie Ward (broken wrist), Lee Williamson (back), Derek Geary and Andrew Davies (knee).

Striker Richard Cresswell is also doubtful with a rib injury that ruled him out of the Cardiff game.

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2 Burnley 44 34 89
3 Derby 44 30 81
4 QPR 44 15 76
5 Wigan 43 15 70
6 Reading 44 12 67
7 Brighton 44 12 66
8 N Forest 44 7 65
9 Ipswich 44 6 65
10 Blackburn 44 5 64
11 Bournemth 44 -1 63
12 Watford 43 17 60
13 Middlesbro' 44 7 58
14 Bolton 44 -3 55
15 Sheff Wed 44 1 53
16 Leeds 44 -10 53
17 Huddersfld 44 -8 50
18 Charlton 43 -23 45
19 Doncaster 44 -28 44
20 Millwall 44 -29 44
21 Birmingham 43 -13 43
22 Blackpool 44 -27 43
23 Barnsley 44 -30 39
24 Yeovil 44 -26 37

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