Sheffield United v Doncaster Rovers: Predicted XI for Blades

Sheffield United v Doncaster Rovers: Predicted XI as Jokanovic gets first full look at his Blades

Sheffield United get the chance to play in front of their fans once again tonight as the Blades travel to the Keepmoat to face Doncaster Rovers.

3,000 or so Blades will make the short trip across South Yorkshire to welcome new boss Slavisa Jokanovic into the Sheffield United dugout.

But while excitement is building among the fanbase as they finally return to football, the friendly with Rovers represents a big moment for this United squad and Jokanovic.

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While the friendly with Europa Point was a nice run-out, this will give Jokanovic a first real look at where his team is at. Pre-season has been disrupted due to Covid-19 protocols, but most of the Blades squad is back in contention having returned to Shirecliffe this week.


That means United fans could get to see Sander Berge in action, while Aaron Ramsdale is also back from England duty. No new signings are in the building yet, so there could be chances for fringe players and younger stars.

Of course, it is just a friendly. Minutes in the bank are important, but it will be interesting to see how Jokanovic lines up, and who he goes with.

With that in mind, we’ve done our best to take a guess at how Sheffield United will line up at Doncaster this evening, with 3-4-3 the most likely outcome.

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