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Bramall Lane (ATT 17,167) 17th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Clark

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Colchester United Colchester

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Last Updated: 17/08/13 2:59pm

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Tony McMahon: Set to return

Tony McMahon: Set to return

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

Bladed defender Tony McMahon is hoping to make his first appearance of the season this weekend.

McMahon has recovered from a sprained ankle, the latest in a succession of injuries, and is expected to be included among the substitutes.

Manager David Weir must decide on who to fill the void left by departed midfielder Kevin McDonald, who joined Wolves this week for an undisclosed fee. Jamie Murphy was recalled at Brentford, but Callum McFadzean is also pushing for a start.

Weir, who has no new selection problems, could be tempted to recall striker Chris Porter, while wide midfielder Ryan Flynn is hoping to make his first league appearance of the season.

Colchester boast a fully-fit squad for their trip to Yorkshire.

The U's travel to Bramall Lane defending a 100 per cent record in League One following 1-0 victories over both Gillingham and Port Vale.

Forward Sanchez Watt recovered from a leg injury to make his first start of the season against Vale last weekend, with Marcus Bean dropping to the bench.

Bean has fully recovered from the virus which affected him in training last week and will compete with Watt for a starting berth against the Blades.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40