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Greenhous Meadow (ATT 7,232) 9th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Heywood

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Town vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

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Last Updated: 08/02/13 3:20pm

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Jon Taylor: Should be fit to play

Jon Taylor: Should be fit to play

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Shrewsbury and Sheffield United at Greenhous Meadow.

Graham Turner must decide whether to name an unchanged side as Shrewsbury chase back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

Shrews disposed of Preston 2-1 at Deepdale last weekend to ease their relegation fears and Turner will certainly be tempted to go again with the same XI.

Winger Jon Taylor was forced off towards the end of the clash nursing a knock but he should be okay to face the Blades.

Defender Jermaine Grandison faces at least a further couple of weeks on the sidelines with his hip injury, while long-term absentee Mark Wright continues to struggle with his ongoing knee problem and will also be assessed towards the end of this month.

Town are expecting a bumper crowd close to 7,000 for the fixture.

Sheffield United defender Matt Hill could return to the squad for the trip to the Shrews.

Hill has been sidelined since breaking his jaw five weeks ago but returned to full training this week and is expected to be included.

New signings Jonathan Forte and Barry Robson could make their first starts for the club.

Striker Forte returned to Bramall Lane on loan on transfer deadline day from Southampton and former Scotland international Robson has signed until the end of the season following his release from Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps.

Central defender Neill Collins will continue at the heart of defence after recently returning with the aid of a protective mask. He suffered a triple fracture of his cheekbone on Boxing Day.

The Blades, whose midweek home game with Crawley was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, are chasing their first league win in six matches.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 38 52
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33