Sheffield United must find that spark

Daniel Nardiello celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot against the Blades, for Rotherham
Daniel Nardiello celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot against the Blades, for Rotherham
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Sheffield United continued to disappoint with their 3-1 defeat away at Rotherham.

Despite winning on the opening day of the season The Blades have been winless in their subsequent five league games and - in my view - have been shambolic.

Despite going ahead they were found wanting against a hungry Rotherham United side that came from behind in scintillating fashion through three well taken second half goals.

United need to find something to spark life into their campaign and are again favourites, this time for a trip to Brunton Park to take on Carlisle United. Carlisle dismissed Greg Abbott in the week after five years of service and at the time was the third longest manager in league football.

Carlisle are 12/5, with United 23/20 and the draw 12/5, but given the unpredictable nature of both sides, it would be safer to side with the Both Teams to Score at 4/5.

Millers’ gaffer Steve Evans apologised to the lads for trying something new in the first half against United and it was a case of normal service resumed second half with Daniel Nardiello on and immediately making an impact.

We put up Rotherham as the best bet of the week last week and they continue to be over-priced; a shade of odds on at 37/40 to dispose of Oldham this weekend.

They should get past with ease and continue to net plenty of goals, a repeat of their 3-1 score last week would go down with the locals and it is 16/1 for lightening to indeed strike twice.

Sheffield Wednesday have struggled to convert from winning positions but have a fantastic opportunity to notch their first win of the season when hosting strugglers Yeovil, a side who have lost their last four league games without scoring a solitary goal in the process.

Wednesday are 4/5, with Yeovil 19/5 and it is 5/2 the draw.

As bad as Wednesday have been, Yeovil have been worse and they should be able to make a belated start to their season.

Chesterfield continue to be under-estimated and remain top of League Two after a 1-0 win at home to bottom club Accrington. The Spireites host AFC Wimbledon and show no signs of letting up, take the 4/6 for them to continue their dominance.