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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 43 92
2 Preston North End 43 83
3 Milton Keynes Dons 42 79
4 Swindon Town 41 76
5 Sheffield United 43 68
6 Chesterfield 43 67
7 Rochdale 42 60
8 Fleetwood Town 43 59
9 Barnsley 43 58
10 Peterborough United 43 58
11 Bradford City 42 57
12 Doncaster Rovers 42 57
13 Gillingham 43 56
14 Oldham Athletic 43 55
15 Walsall 42 54
16 Port Vale 44 51
17 Coventry City 43 51
18 Scunthorpe United 42 51
19 Crewe Alexandra 43 48
20 Leyton Orient 42 47
21 Notts County 42 47
22 Crawley Town 43 47
23 Colchester United 42 44
24 Yeovil Town 43 37