Sheffield United step into something of the unknown as they take on Conference side Worcester City in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Sheffield United: Long, K Wallace, McGahey, Collins, Freeman, Basham, Reed, Scougall, Campbell-Ryce, Sammon, McNulty.
Worcester City: Vaughan, Minihan, Gudger, Thomas, Sharpe, Nti, Harrad, Deeney, Gater, Burton, Vincent.
ONE TO WATCH
Dean Burton is expected to spearhead Worcester City’s attack against Sheffield United tomorrow afternoon. The former Jamaica striker made over 100 league appearances for arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday after leaving neighbours Rotherham in 2006 before moving to Charlton Athletic following a spell in London on loan. City became the 18th club Burton has represented since turning professional in 1994 with Portsmouth in 1994. Burton scored twice in their qualifying win over Gateshead.
HEAD TO HEAD
This will be only the second meeting between Sheffield United and Worcester City with the last also taking place in the FA Cup 56 years ago. That match drew a record crowd to City’s then stadium, St George’s Lane, if 17042. It’s capacity was 4523 when it was sold. That fourth round match also marked the end of City’s longest run in this competition. Former United players Sam Wedgbury became theuir youngest ever score when, aged 16, he was on target against Bemerton Heath Harlequins in 2005.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Simon Bennett (Staffordshire): Bennett will be taking charge of his first fixture involving a Football League club tomorrow and has sent-off 11 players in his previous 24 appearances in the Conference and FA Cup.
Sheffield Utd 1/5 Draw 11/2 Worcester 12/1
WORTH A PUNT
Conor Sammon is 14/1 to score in both halves