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Jamie Murphy: Could make a return

Jamie Murphy: Could make a return

Team news for Friday's League One clash between Sheffield United and Crawley Town at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United boss David Weir could name an unchanged starting line-up for the third successive game against Crawley.

The Blades have lost their last five league matches, but turned in an impressive display last week at Wolves, particularly in the first half, and Weir has no new injury or suspension problems.

Winger Jamie Murphy could be added to the squad after missing the last five matches due to a groin problem, but midfielder Callum McFadzean (ankle) remains sidelined and misses the chance to play against his brother, Crawley defender Kyle.

Striker Shaun Miller, sidelined since damaging cruciate knee ligaments on Boxing Day last year, is edging closer to a return to action after playing 45 minutes of a behind-closed-doors friendly this week.

Gary Alexander returns to the Crawley squad for the trip to Sheffield United.

The veteran striker has completed a three-match ban after he was sent off against Gillingham last month.

Alexander may have to settle for a place on the bench, however, if boss Richie Barker sticks with the side which stretched their unbeaten run to five matches with a 1-0 win against Oldham last weekend.

Barker, who began his playing career with city rivals Wednesday, has a full-strength squad at his disposal with boyhood Blades fan Kyle McFadzean facing the club where he was a trainee.

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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 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
10 Bradford City 38 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 40 46
18 Leyton Orient 39 45
19 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
20 Scunthorpe United 38 44
21 Notts County 38 43
22 Crawley Town 39 43
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33