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Bramall Lane (ATT 16,860) 16th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Webb

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Colchester United Colchester

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Last Updated: 15/02/13 12:59pm

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Dominic Poleon: Available to make his debut

Dominic Poleon: Available to make his debut

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

Sheffield United are expected to include new loan signing Dominic Poleon in their squad.

The 19-year-old Leeds striker, who will stay at Bramall Lane until the end of the season, is likely to be named among the substitutes.

Fellow forward Jonathan Forte, on loan from Southampton, scored his first goal since returning to the club in the midweek win at Bury and although he was withdrawn as a precaution after taking a knock, he is expected to be fit to resume up front alongside Dave Kitson.

Manager Danny Wilson, who has no new injury or suspension problems, could name an unchanged starting line-up after his side secured a second successive away win on Tuesday night.

Defender Matt Hill is fit again after recovering from a broken jaw and is pushing for a recall, while deadline-day signing Barry Robson is hoping to make his first start following three substitute appearances.

The win at Bury lifted the Blades to within three points of second-placed Doncaster.

Resurgent Colchester expect Brian Wilson to be fit.

The right-back was forced off just before the hour mark in last weekend's 1-0 win over Preston nursing a calf complaint but has received treatment this week and is expected to line up at Bramall Lane.

Back-up goalkeeper Mark Cousins missed the game due to a wrist problem and he is likely to be out for a couple of weeks, with Shaun Phillips again set to be on the bench behind first-choice Sam Walker.

Captain Kem Izzet, meanwhile, is around a week away from making his return from an ankle injury.

U's boss Joe Dunne has kept faith with an unchanged side for the last three games and is expected to do so again should Wilson prove his fitness. However, left-back Bradley Garmston could tempt him into a change having arrived on an initial month-long loan deal from West Brom on Thursday.

The Essex club have won three of their last four following a nine-game losing streak.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 32 67
2 Milton Keynes Dons 32 62
3 Swindon Town 32 60
4 Preston North End 31 59
5 Sheffield United 31 52
6 Bradford City 31 45
7 Doncaster Rovers 32 45
8 Fleetwood Town 32 44
9 Oldham Athletic 31 43
10 Chesterfield 32 42
11 Gillingham 32 42
12 Port Vale 32 42
13 Rochdale 30 41
14 Walsall 32 41
15 Peterborough United 32 41
16 Barnsley 32 41
17 Scunthorpe United 31 40
18 Notts County 31 38
19 Crewe Alexandra 32 38
20 Colchester United 32 34
21 Coventry City 31 33
22 Crawley Town 32 33
23 Leyton Orient 31 32
24 Yeovil Town 32 29