Newcastle get major squad boost ahead of Blades trip, Wilson, Schar, and Shelvey all expected back

Tomorrow’s clash with Newcastle United represents a game that, on paper, Sheffield United will be looking to win.

Still without a Premier League win this term, Chris Wilder will be desperate to see his side build on the weekend’s win over Bristol Rovers and finally start getting some points on the board.

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Newcastle head into the game on a poor run themselves. They’re without a win in over a month and have slumped to 15th in the Premier League table.

But ahead of their trip to Bramall Lane, the Magpies have been handed a major boost with Steve Bruce set to welcome back a number of quality players to the XI.


Callum Wilson should return, while Jonjo Shelvey, Fabian Schar, and Federico Fernandez are also expected to play. Bruce also has Karl Darlown available, although it remains to be seen whether he goes with the former Nottingham Forest stopper.

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Typical of Sheffield United’s season, it seems that the opposition are once again getting that bit of luck while the Blades continue to suffer with injuries.

A tougher game than it seems, Newcastle had our number last term

Of course, we are at home and this is a big chance to get a win on the board, especially with the run of games to come in the league.

But Newcastle are no slouches. Wilson is a huge threat up front and they’ll be solid, organised, and difficult to break down in defence under Bruce’s guidance.

United need to attack from the off here and try and get the early goal. The longer this goes 0-0, the more desperate things could become and we could once again end up in the same situation we have found ourselves in so many times this term.

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