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Predicted Sheffield United XI v Leeds: Brewster starts, Egan just misses out

Sheffield United return to Premier League action today with a nice Yorkshire derby to look forward to at Elland Road.

The Blades are looking for a first win under Paul Heckingbottom, who returns to Leeds himself following an ill-fated spell with the Whites.

The international break has been kind enough to United for once. Enda Stevens returned early but is likely to be fully fit to face Leeds, while Sander Berge got useful rehab time in with Norway.

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Oli McBurnie and John Fleck played minimal minutes and should be fighting fit, while Ethan Ampadu put in a fine display for Wales in their dramatic 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in midweek.

Heckingbottom has a big decision to make up front. Rhian Brewster may well get the nod after being backed by the news Blades boss. Meanwhile, John Egan could well return, albeit it might come too soon for the Irishman.

In midfielder, Heckingbottom must decide whether to persist with John Lundstram, while the likes of Iliman Ndiaye and Frankie Maguire will once again be hoping for first-team berths.

Here, then, is how we see United lining up at Leeds today, with our predicted XI showing a few changes from the one which narrowly lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup.

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