Sheffield United head to Highbury aiming to stretch their League One unbeaten run to seven games.
Fleetwood Town: Chris Neal, Conor McLaughlin, Nathan Pond, Ashley Eastham, Amari’i Bell, Martyn Woolford, Jimmy Ryan, Thomas Grant, Devante Cole, David Ball, Eggert Jonsson
Sheffield United: Simon Moore, Jack O’Connell, Jake Wright, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Daniel Lafferty, Kieron Freeman, Paul Coutts, John Fleck, Mark Duffy, Matt Done, Billy Sharp
Che Adams (pictured) scored a late penalty during last season’s corresponding fixture at Highbury to ensure Sheffield United, then managed by Nigel Adkins, claimed a point. Earlier, Matt Done had fired United ahead before goals from Ash Hunter and Marcus Nilsson put Fleetwood Town back in control. Nick Haughton was sent-off during the match after receiving his second yellow card of the contest for a show of dissent. Steven Pressley, who was still in charge of Fleetwood at the time, used his post-match press conference to criticise referee Carl Boyeson for supposedly telling goalkeeper Chris Maxwell it was “his own fault” after being struck by a coin before Adams’ spot-kick.
“We will make sure that we report that type of comment,” he fumed.
One to Watch
Martyn Woolford made 34 appearances for Sheffield United last season after leaving Millwall. He joined Fleetwood Town after failing to secure a place in new manager Chris Wilder’s plans earlier this term and should feature tomorrow
Man in the Middle
Andy Haines: The Tyne and Wear based official, who will be assisted by Kevin Mulraine and Graeme Fyvie, has sent-off three players in his last six outings. He also averages 3.09 cautions per game so far this season compared to 3.14 last term. This will be Haines’ first Sheffield United game since December last year.