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Bramall Lane (ATT 16,560) 16th November 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Gillingham Gillingham

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Last Updated: 15/11/13 1:13pm

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Shaun Miller: Hoping to return

Shaun Miller: Hoping to return

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

Sheffield United striker Shaun Miller is hoping to make his first league start since Boxing Day against Gillingham.

Miller started his first game since sustaining knee ligament damage against Scunthorpe at the end of last year in last week's FA Cup win at Colchester.

Forward partner Chris Porter is hoping to resume alongside Miller, but is struggling with a knock to his knee, while winger Febian Brandy sits out the second game of his four-match ban.

Winger/defender Aidy White will return to contention after being refused to permission to appear last week by parent club Leeds and goalkeeper George Long has been given special dispensation by England Under-21s coach Gareth Southgate to play.

New arrivals Elliott Hewitt and Craig Fagan are in contention for their Gillingham debuts at Sheffield United.

Right-back Hewitt has joined on a one-month loan deal from Ipswich to provide cover for Michael Harriman, who misses out this weekend due to his international commitments with the Republic of Ireland's Under-21 squad.

Forward Fagan, meanwhile, has signed for the Kent club on a free transfer ahead of what is Peter Taylor's first match since being confirmed as Gillingham's permanent manager on a deal until the end of the season.

Danny Hollands and Leon Legge are available having missed last weekend's 1-1 FA Cup draw against non-league Brackley, but midfielder Charlie Lee serves a one-match suspension while Amine Linganzi (hamstring) again misses out.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30