Sheffield Utd v Crawley preview

Team news for Friday's League One clash between Sheffield United and Crawley Town at Bramall Lane.

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Jamie Murphy: Could make a return

Jamie Murphy: Could make a return

Sheffield United boss David Weir could name an unchanged starting line-up for the third successive game against Crawley.

The Blades have lost their last five league matches, but turned in an impressive display last week at Wolves, particularly in the first half, and Weir has no new injury or suspension problems.

Winger Jamie Murphy could be added to the squad after missing the last five matches due to a groin problem, but midfielder Callum McFadzean (ankle) remains sidelined and misses the chance to play against his brother, Crawley defender Kyle.

Striker Shaun Miller, sidelined since damaging cruciate knee ligaments on Boxing Day last year, is edging closer to a return to action after playing 45 minutes of a behind-closed-doors friendly this week.

Gary Alexander returns to the Crawley squad for the trip to Sheffield United.

The veteran striker has completed a three-match ban after he was sent off against Gillingham last month.

Alexander may have to settle for a place on the bench, however, if boss Richie Barker sticks with the side which stretched their unbeaten run to five matches with a 1-0 win against Oldham last weekend.

Barker, who began his playing career with city rivals Wednesday, has a full-strength squad at his disposal with boyhood Blades fan Kyle McFadzean facing the club where he was a trainee.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston  
Bristol C v Notts Co  
Carlisle v Walsall  
Colchester v Oldham  
Coventry v Swindon  
Crawley v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Tranmere  
Port Vale v MK Dons  
Shrewsbury v Crewe  
Wolves v Rotherham  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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