Friday, 4 January 2013


The Blades will go into the weekends FA Cup game looking to progress through to the 4th round and get a big team at home. Danny Wilson is expected to start with a very strong team. Oxford who are doing well in league 2 are hoping to beat the Blades in which would be a cup upset.

Team News.

Blades:  New recruit Jamie Murphy is expected to make his first start for the Blades  at the Kassam ground. Also the Blades will have Harry Maguire back after suspension after missing the draw with  Doncaster. Although youngster Terry Kennedy who played well against Doncaster may keep his place with Danny Higginbotham.   Mark Howard has returned to full training, but boss Danny Wilson has confirmed the goalkeeper won't be considered for a first team return until he has played a couple of U21s matches later this month.
Jordan Chapell (ankle) looks set to miss out, whilst Chris Porter is also a doubt for the trip south.

Oxford : 
Oxford boss Chris Wilder, a former Blades player , will have to manage without the services of striker James Constable who will start a four-match suspension after failing in his bid to overturn a recent red card at AFC Wimbledon.

Defender Michael Raynes is likely to miss out having been injured for the New Year's Day victory over Cheltenham Town, his replacement on Tuesday was former Chelsea centre half Michael Duberry and the 37-year-old is expected to retain his place.

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