Sheffield United take on Preston North End this evening looking to build on Saturday’s tremendous 6-2 hammering of Peterborough United.
A rampant Blades side his Darren Ferguson’s men for six and it was just the sort of performance Slavisa Jokanovic has been looking for from his team.
A repeat is unlikely, of course. But that doesn’t mean United can’t go into the game full of confidence. Preston arrive unbeaten in three, but played out something of a dismal 0-0 with Bristol City at the weekend. However, some would argue they should have won that game.
A win for United will see them leapfrog tonight’s visitors in the Championship table. And with a visit to Hull coming this weekend, six points from six would be ideal for Jokanovic and his charges.
And according to Sky Sports’ David Prutton, United will indeed make it two in a row tonight against Preston.
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Speaking on his usual slot for Sky where he predicts a number of fixtures, Prutton believes Saturday’s win for the Blades can play a big part tonight.
“The return to the second tier was, initially, a little bit rocky for Sheffield United. But they do seem to be settling in a little bit better now – not least thanks to the six they put past Peterborough at the weekend. It’s the sort of win that does wonders for the confidence of a squad.
“Preston have had a pretty positive month, with three wins and a draw in their last four outings in all competitions. They too have started to score goals, but though they will be hoping to forget the drab goalless draw with Bristol City, I’m not sure they’ll take anything at Bramall Lane. 2-1.”
United won the last meeting between the two sides back in 2019, when David McGoldrick fired in a crucial winner en-route to the Blades winning promotion.
A repeat result will do just nicely tonight. And while another six of the best would be most welcome, we all know Championship football just doesn’t work like that.