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Bramall Lane (ATT 17,444) 17th March 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Heywood

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

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Wilson: More options at the back

Wilson: More options at the back

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Sheffield United and Tranmere at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United defenders Neill Collins and Andy Taylor could be back in contention.

Collins has missed the last four games due to personal reasons but was back in full training this week, while Taylor, rested after recently returning to action following a 14-month knee injury lay-off, provides manager Danny Wilson with another defensive option.

Lecsinel Jean-Francois is unavailable after sustaining a season-ending knee injury earlier this month, while midfielder Kevin McDonald is still struggling with a hamstring problem.

Wilson, who has no new injury or suspension problems, must decide whether to retain Chris Porter up front alongside leading goalscorer Ched Evans, or recall one of either Richard Cresswell or James Beattie, who both started the midweek draw at Colchester on the substitutes' bench.

The Blades are two points ahead of third-placed Sheffield Wednesday and five better off than Huddersfield in the race for automatic promotion.

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore has no new injury worries.

Moore has enjoyed a fairytale start to his third spell in charge at Prenton Park by taking seven points from a possible nine in three consecutive home games to steer Rovers away from trouble at the wrong end of League One.

Enoch Showunmi and Andy Robinson were both on target in the back-to-back wins over Leyton Orient and Preston and are expected to continue their successful returns from respective leg and knee problems at Bramall Lane.

Moore could well name an unchanged side against Danny Wilson's men, although midfielder Robbie Weir and full-back Zoumana Bakayogo pushed their claims in the 3-0 reserve victory over Macclesfield on Wednesday.

Adam McGurk (broken cheekbone), Mark McChrystal (hernia) and Martin Devaney (hamstring) remain on the sidelines.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12