Sheff Utd v Stevenage preview

Team news for Monday night's League One play-off semi-final second leg clash between Sheffield United and Stevenage at Bramall Lane.

Last Updated: 14/05/12 at 08:30

Cresswell: Set for return to squad

Cresswell: Set for return to squad

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Sheffield United striker Richard Cresswell could return to the starting line-up for this crucial match.

Cresswell has been struggling with a shoulder injury in recent weeks and played only a cameo role in Friday night's goalless first leg at Broadhall Way.

With Ched Evans unavailable and fellow striker James Beattie suspended, manager Danny Wilson opted to play Chris Porter on his own up front in the first leg, with Stephen Quinn pushing forward to support him from a five-man midfield.

Wilson decided not to involve on-loan Bolton forward Michael O'Halloran, who was an unused substitute, and while defender Johnny Ertl is expected to be involved again after making a rare appearance this season off the bench on Friday, Wilson is unlikely to make too many changes.

The Blades, pipped for the second automatic promotion spot by Sheffield Wednesday on the final day of the regular season, are hoping to book their play-off final date at Wembley against either Huddersfield or MK Dons on May 26.

Meanwhile, Stevenage boss Gary Smith is contemplating changes for his side.

Boro were held to a 0-0 draw in Friday's first leg and as Smith has a fully-fit squad he could be tempted to make changes at Bramall Lane.

Midfielders Jennison Myrie-Williams, John Mousinho and Robin Shroot and striker Chris Beardsley will be the ones hoping to benefit should Smith make changes.

"I'll see how the guys respond," Smith told the club's official website. "We were in on Saturday and we'll be in on Sunday before we travel. It's a short turnaround so some fresh legs might be needed, but we've got a fully-fit squad so that's possible.

"There may have been one or two knocks, but our gameplan at Bramall Lane last time was an effective one. I'll have to evaluate who is ready and raring to go, but I think that the guys will still be disappointed about the result on Friday.

"But they'll certainly be ready and whatever side we put out they'll give Sheffield United a fantastic game up there."

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.

League One Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
15:00
Colchester v Bradford  
Doncaster v Chesterfld  
Fleetwood v Bristol C  
Gillingham v Walsall  
MK Dons v Crewe  
Notts Co v Oldham  
Port Vale v Barnsley  
Preston v Crawley  
Rochdale v Coventry  
Scunthorpe v Leyton Or  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 8 11 20
2 Peterboro 8 5 16
3 Chesterfld 7 5 14
4 MK Dons 7 5 13
5 Bradford 8 2 13
6 Sheff Utd 7 2 13
7 Swindon 7 4 12
8 Coventry 8 1 12
9 Fleetwood 7 2 11
10 Gillingham 8 -1 11
11 Rochdale 8 6 10
12 Preston 7 3 10
13 Oldham 8 0 10
14 Crawley 8 -6 10
15 Notts Co 7 1 9
16 Yeovil 8 -3 9
17 Barnsley 6 1 8
18 Doncaster 7 -3 8
19 Leyton Or 7 -1 7
20 Walsall 8 -4 7
21 Scunthorpe 8 -11 7
22 Colchester 8 -4 5
23 Port Vale 8 -7 5
24 Crewe 7 -8 4

Updated Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Transfer news: Arsenal 'nearly signed Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba', says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his biggest regret is missing out on signing Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Middlesborough defender Damia Abella has been ruled out for six months

Middlesbrough defender Damia Abella is facing up to six months out with a serious knee injury.

Newcastle assistant John Carver says sorry after row with fan at Southampton

Assistant manager John Carver has apologised for a heated row with a supporter before Newcastle's defeat at Southampton.

Mail Box

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

Could Arsenal Benefit From Top Four Exit?

That's one idea in the morning mailbox as the Arsene Wenger debate rumbles on. Plus, comparing Welbeck to Gervinho and some advice for Greg Dyke and the FA...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property