TUESDAY: Collins goal sees Sheffield United move up to second

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DEFENDER Neill Collins claimed his first ever goal for Sheffield United in their 1-0 victory over fellow promotion rivals Huddersfield Town last night.

The Scot, who had not found the back of the net since January 2010, nodded in the only goal at the Galpharm Stadium after five minutes.

It sealed the Blades’ 10th victory in 12 league matches and lifted Danny Wilson’s side up into the automatic promotion placings in League One.

Boss Wilson made one enforced change to his starting line-up. Ryan Flynn stepped in for Lee Williamson, who failed to shake off a calf problem he picked up in the 3-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers at the weekend.

Meanwhile, United will entertain neighbours Chesterfield on Wednesday March 28, kick-off 7.45pm, despite a request by the Spireites for the game to be played a week later.

The match, originally scheduled for Saturday March 24, has had to be re-arranged due to the Spireites involvement in the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Wembley on Sunday March 25.

Huddersfield Town: Smithies; Hunt, McCombe, Morrison, Naysmith; Ward, Gobern (Woods HT), Robinson, Roberts (Cadamarteri 64); Rhodes, Lee (Novak 73). Unused substitutes: Bennett, Higginbotham.

Sheffield United: Simonsen; Lowton, Collins, Maguire, Jean-Francois; Flynn, McDonald, Doyle, Quinn; Evans (Hoskins 90), Cresswell (Porter 81). Unused substitutes: Long, Williams, Montgomery.

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