Monty: Blades not favourites

Montgomery: Expects a tough game

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Sheffield United are not favourites going into Sunday's Steel City derby with Wednesday, according to midfielder Nick Montgomery.

The Blades are five points ahead of their bitter rivals and have won 11 of their last 13 League One games while Wednesday have lost their last three to see their automatic promotion hopes crumble.

But the 30-year-old knows it will not be easy at S6.

"Going to Hillsborough in a derby, I'm not sure we can go into it as favourites," Montgomery, who made his first appearance in the Sheffield derby as an 18-year-old, said.

"Form goes out of the window, they will have massive support and it will be a fantastic atmosphere. It will be like a cup final and whatever team turns up on the day will win it.

"It is going to be a tough game and we are going there positive we can get a result."