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Bramall Lane (ATT 15,987) 8th February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

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Chris Porter: Facing a late test

Chris Porter: Facing a late test

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

Sheffield United trio Chris Porter, Stefan Scougall and Bob Harris are all hoping to prove their fitness in time to face Shrewsbury.

Striker Porter, midfielder Scougall (both hamstring) and defender Harris (calf) all sustained niggles during the extra-time FA Cup replay win at Fulham in midweek and will be monitored.

Skipper Michael Doyle serves the last game of his three-match ban, but forward Billy Paynter and Elliott Whitehouse are expected to return to contention after being ineligible on Tuesday night.

The Blades are chasing their first league win in five matches and their first of the year.

Caretaker manager Mike Jackson must decide whether to stick or twist ahead of Shrewsbury's trip to Sheffield United.

Shrews held League One leaders Brentford to a 1-1 draw last weekend, ending a run of four successive defeats and claiming a first point on home soil since towards the end of November.

However, should Jackson opt to freshen up his ranks then recent signings Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Joseph Mills are among those pushing to start, along with Asa Hall, Dave Winfield and fit-again midfielder Luke Summerfield.

Aaron Wildig will be assessed as he looks to shake off a thigh injury which has ruled him out of the last three matches.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39