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Bramall Lane (ATT 16,443) 16th August 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: A Haines

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Walsall Walsall

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M Lowton (59)
L Williamson (68)
R Cresswell (pen 74)

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K Hurst (46)
W Grigg (51)

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Last Updated: 15/08/11 4:12pm

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Williamson: Pushing for a start

Williamson: Pushing for a start

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League One clash between Sheffield United and Walsall at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United pair Lee Williamson and Daniel Bogdanovic are hoping to return to the starting line-up.

Midfielder Williamson and striker Bogdanovic have not started in either of the Blades' league games so far, but stepped off the bench midway through the second half of Saturday's 2-0 home win over Brentford and gave manager Danny Wilson plenty to ponder.

Recent loan signing Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Jordan Slew both started at the weekend and Wilson has several selection dilemmas with no new injury or suspension worries.

Midfielder Kevin McDonald made his debut against Brentford after signing from Burnley at the end of last week and is hoping to retain his place.

Summer signings Chris Porter and Ryan Flynn remain sidelined after missing the last two games with a dead leg and tight hamstring respectively.

Walsall are appealing the red card shown to Andy Butler on Saturday, with the club's influential skipper to discover the outcome just hours before Tuesday night's match.

Butler was given his marching orders, along with Hartlepool's Nathan Luscombe, after the pair went in for a 50-50 ball during the 1-1 draw at Victoria Park.

Manager Dean Smith revealed he watched video footage of the incident at half-time and immediately felt both players were unlucky, with a claim of wrongful dismissal now lodged with the powers that be. Should the red card be upheld then Butler will serve a three-match ban.

One man who will definitely miss out due to suspension at Bramall Lane is midfielder Adam Chambers who serves the second game of his three-match ban. Chambers was sent off in last Tuesday's 3-0 Carling Cup defeat to Middlesbrough.

Otherwise, Smith has a fully-fit squad to select from.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19