Sheffield Utd v Derby preview

Team news ahead of Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Sheffield United and Derby at Bramall Lane.

Last Updated: 25/02/11 at 13:38

Riise: Hamstring problem

Riise: Hamstring problem

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Sheffield United's recent loan signing Bjorn Helge Riise is the club's latest injury doubt.

Midfielder Riise, who has made three appearances for the Blades since arriving on loan from Fulham, sustained a hamstring strain in the midweek defeat at Scunthorpe and is doubtful. Mark Yeates will step back in should he fail to make it.

Sam Vokes remains doubtful with a similar problem. The Wolves striker has made just one appearance for the Blades since arriving from Wolves on the same day as Riise.

Another loanee, Aston Villa defender Shane Lowry, is supended following his red card at Scunthorpe, so Johnny Ertl is likely to be recalled to the back four.

Chris Morgan along with fellow defenders Andy Taylor and Ryan France, goalkeeper Richard Wright, striker Darius Henderson and midfielder Nick Montgomery all remain sidelined as manager Micky Adams chases his first win after 11 games in charge.

Frank Fielding is set to be in goal for Derby.

The Blackburn keeper, who had a loan spell with the Rams earlier this season, is poised to return to Pride Park after first-choice Stephen Bywater (rib) and understudy Saul Deeney (shoulder) picked up injuries.

Young keeper Ross Atkins has been recalled from his loan spell at Tamworth and will be on the bench.

Gareth Roberts (shin) and James Bailey (groin) are doubts but Dean Leacock could return from illness and Paul Green is expected to recover from a knee injury.

On-loan forward Jamie Ward is ineligible to face his parent club so Theo Robinson should make his full debut in attack.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Championship Fixtures

Friday, 06 March 2015
19:45
Fulham v B'mouth  
Saturday, 07 March 2015
15:00
Blackpool v Sheff Wed  
Cardiff v Charlton  
Derby v Birm'ham  
Huddsf'ld v Rotherham  
Ipswich v Brentford  
Millwall v Norwich  
N Forest v M'boro  
Wigan v Leeds  
Wolves v Watford  

Footer 365

Jonny Evans issues denial as Papiss Cisse apologises in 'spitting' row

Manchester United's Jonny Evans has denied spitting at Papiss Cisse, while the Newcastle striker has apologised for his actions.

Coutinho, Fernandinho, Oscar, Willian and Filipe Luis named in Brazil squad

Philippe Coutinho among five Premier League players named in the Brazil squad for the friendlies with France and Chile.

Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis faint against Tottenham caused by vasovagal attack

We look at the reasons for Bafetimbi Gomis' collapse at White Hart Lane - and his history of fainting.

Mail Box

Have To Trust Managers On Mata

It's all very well bemoaning the lack of action for Juan Mata, but we have to trust the judgement of Van Gaal and Mourinho. Plus Martinez Out, and Leicester are doomed...

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company