Sheffield United beat Birmingham City last time out: Simon Bellis / Sportimage

Sheffield United: Berge OUT, McBurnie IN - Danny Hall picks his Blades side to take on West Brom

Sheffield United will undergo the latest test of their Championship play-off credentials tomorrow evening when they host West Bromwich Albion at Bramall Lane.

Tuesday, 8th February 2022, 10:27 pm

The Blades, in 10th, can go level on points with the sixth-placed Baggies with a victory, which would be their fourth in a row if they can overcome Steve Bruce’s men.

United did what they had to do to win as they came from behind to secure all three points at Birmingham City last weekend, with boss Paul Heckingbottom changing his midfield and dropping Conor Hourihane to the bench – a few days after praising his importance to the side.

But Sander Berge and John Fleck impressed after coming in, while Ben Davies completed 90 minutes on his return from his own absence due to personal issues.

“We changed because we respect Birmingham,” Heckingbottom said of the decision to drop Hourihane.

“They are very direct and they look to put the ball in your box. We didn’t want to be outnumbered, pure and simple.

“It wasn’t just the fact we won, it was how we won,” he said. “We can do different thing, not only before games but during them as well. That ability is there and it was good to see us come from behind, to respond, as well.”

That gives Heckingbottom some welcome food for thought as he prepares to welcome the Baggies to Bramall Lane. So our man Danny Hall was tasked with picking the side he would send out to face Bruce’s side. Click through to see who he selected, and let us know if you agree or would do something different …

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