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Sheffield United: Manager considers a selection ‘gamble’ as his team battles for play-off qualification

Sheffield United will consider a number of variables, including the amount of games left to play this season, before deciding whether or not Leon Clarke and David Brooks start tomorrow’s game against Nottingham Forest.

Lee Evans says Sheffield United's players are prepared to work hard for each other: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Midfielder says lack of expensive household names is Bramall Lane’s secret weapon in this season’s promotion battle

Lee Evans has cited a lack of fashionable, household names as one of Sheffield United’s greatest strengths in the battle for Championship play-off qualification.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says nobody will ever repeat Brian Clough's achievements: Robin Parker/Sportimage

‘It’s bad for our game that no one will match Brian’

Earlier this week, after completing his research on today’s opponents, Chris Wilder watched a film about the late, great Brian Clough.

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: What Chris Wilder ‘gets’ that others don’t

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: What Chris Wilder ‘gets’ that others don’t

Sheffield United supporters will shed no tears over West Ham’s current plight.

Daniel Lafferty has impressed Chris Wilder with his attitude and approach: Sportimage

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder explains why Daniel Lafferty is a ‘priceless’ player at Bramall Lane

Daniel Lafferty has kept himself in contention for a return to Sheffield United’s starting eleven by impressing coaching staff with his unselfish approach.

Enda Stevens is an ardent Republic of Ireland supporter: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Enda Stevens says his club and his country have plenty in common

Having taken a moment to consider the question, Enda Stevens concedes no, perhaps it isn’t quite as stupid as he first thought.

Jamal Blackman is expected to start against Nottingham Forest tomorrow: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Blades consider goalkeeper swoop as Chris Wilder hits-out as conspiracy theorists

Sheffield United will consider offering Jamal Blackman the chance of a permanent move to Bramall Lane if the goalkeeper makes a strong finish to the season.

Leon Clarke hopes to return against Nottingham Forest: David Klein/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Manager Chris Wilder will speak with Leon Clarke before taking a decision on the striker’s availability

The final decision on Leon Clarke’s involvement against Nottingham Forest could rest with the player himself, Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has admitted, after insisting the centre-forward is “close” to returning from injury.

David Brooks scored against Burton Albion: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Team mate reveals the steps David Brooks is taking to make sure he can help promotion charge

Chris Basham has revealed the measures his team mate David Brooks is taking to ensure he can help Sheffield United’s push for the Championship play-offs.

Sheffield United's co-owner HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud wants to take sole charge of the Championship club''� BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Sheffield United: Co-owner’s immediate priority is revealed as takeover talks continue

HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who recently launched an attempt to take complete control of Sheffield United, is committed to purchasing the Championship club’s property holdings The Star has learned.

Jordan Hallam is moving to Norway: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Youngster agrees to become a Viking

Jordan Hallam, Sheffield United’s teenage centre-forward, has agreed a loan move to Viking Stavanger.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough was in charge of Sheffield United before returning to Staffordshire.

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder and Nigel Clough reveal their mutual respect as Burton Albion prepare to visit Bramall Lane

“Football people,” was how one member of Nigel Clough’s backroom staff described Chris Wilder and Alan Knill during a visit to Bramall Lane midway through last season. “Proper football people.”

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says some of his team's rivals are under immense pressure to go up this season: Robin Parker/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘Some of our rivals fear heads will roll if they don’t go up’ Chris Wilder reveals, as his players prepare for their crucial game against Burton Albion

Chris Wilder believes some of Sheffield United’s rivals could crack under pressure as they battle for a place in the Championship play-offs.

Sheffield United's Keenan Ferguson

Sheffield United: Six players agree professional deals with Chris Wilder’s side

Six members of Sheffield United’s scholarship programme have been told they will receive professional contracts.

John Brayford is struggling with a calf problem

Sheffield United: Defender in danger of missing Burton Albion’s visit to Bramall Lane

Former Sheffield United defender John Brayford is unlikely to feature at Bramall Lane tomorrow night, despite making progress in his battle against injury.

George Baldock believes Sheffield United can reach the play-offs: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Which Premier League striker wants The Blades reach the top-flight?

George Baldock has been picking the brains of his older brother Sam as Sheffield United’s push for the Championship play-offs enters a critical phase.

Mark Duffy impressed Chris Wilder with his attitude at Fulham: Jack Lancelott/Sportimage

Sheffield United: The moment Chris Wilder knew his players have got real guts

It was midway through the second-half of Tuesday’s match at Fulham when Chris Wilder realised he has a special group of players.

Chris Wilder admits there are areas where Sheffield United can improve: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder performs an unsurprising u-turn ahead of today’s match at Ipswich Town

Chris Wilder has accepted his decision to write-off Sheffield United’s promotion hopes was premature after insisting the play-offs remain a realistic target.

Kieron Freeman is training with the first team again: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Should Kieron Freeman make his comeback at Portman Road?

The waves of shock and searing pain will probably live with him forever.

Jamal Blackman wants to become part of Sheffield United's history

Sheffield United: Why goalkeeper Jamal Blackman is dusting down his cup final notes

If tomorrow’s game really is the first of 11 cup finals, Jamal Blackman will be a happy man.

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