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Bramall Lane (ATT 17,769) 13th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Webb

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Brentford Brentford

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Last Updated: 12/08/11 1:35pm

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Porter: Doubtful for Blades

Porter: Doubtful for Blades

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Sheffield United and Brentford at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United's latest signing Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is hoping to make his first league start for the club.

The 19-year-old Wolves winger, signed on loan this week in time to start in the Carling Cup penalty shootout win at Hartlepool on Tuesday night, played for 64 minutes and impressed manager Danny Wilson.

Wilson has no new injury or suspension worries, but summer signings Chris Porter and Ryan Flynn remain doubtful after missing the Carling Cup tie through injury.

Porter is still struggling with a dead leg and midfielder Flynn is nursing a tight hamstring.

Wilson is not short of midfield options - Matty Harriott, David McAllister and Danny Philliskirk all started on the bench in midweek - while Daniel Bogdanovic and Jonathan Slew are vying for a place up front alongside Richard Cresswell.

Fellow forward Ched Evans remains sidelined with an ankle injury.

Niall McGinn and Leon Legge should return to the Brentford squad.

On-loan Celtic winger McGinn missed Tuesday night's Carling Cup defeat to Hereford as he was on international duty, playing the final 30 minutes of Northern Ireland's 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands on Wednesday.

Defender Legge has sat out the first two matches of the season with a calf injury but is now back in training and expected to be fit.

Boss Uwe Rosler rotated his squad on Tuesday after beating Yeovil at the weekend so goalkeeper Richard Lee, defender Craig Woodman, midfielder Jake Reeves, winger Myles Weston and striker Gary Alexander could all come back in.

Midfielder Toumani Diagouraga (knee) and winger Kirk Hudson (hip) are still on the sidelines.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 15 33
2 Preston North End 14 31
3 Swindon Town 14 26
4 Notts County 14 26
5 Peterborough United 15 26
6 Sheffield United 14 26
7 Oldham Athletic 15 25
8 Milton Keynes Dons 13 24
9 Rochdale 14 23
10 Fleetwood Town 15 19
11 Chesterfield 15 19
12 Bradford City 15 19
13 Crawley Town 15 18
14 Colchester United 15 17
15 Barnsley 14 16
16 Port Vale 15 16
17 Coventry City 15 16
18 Walsall 15 15
19 Leyton Orient 15 15
20 Doncaster Rovers 13 15
21 Gillingham 15 14
22 Yeovil Town 15 13
23 Crewe Alexandra 15 13
24 Scunthorpe United 15 12