Sheffield United: 'If I was Blades boss Chris Wilder, THIS is the side I'd pick for Sheffield Derby against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough'

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder faces a few tough selection dilemmas for tomorrow's Sheffield Derby against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

By Danny Hall
Friday, 1st March 2019, 12:03 pm
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 12:07 pm
Blades boss Chris Wilder
Blades boss Chris Wilder

So our man Danny Hall stepped into his unenviable position and picked the side he would send out to face the Owls. Agree or disagree with his choices? Let us know in the comments below.

A no-brainer, after establishing himself firmly as United's No.1 this season. The big stage won't faze him, either
If fit, I'd play him over Freeman - although playing either on the right wouldn't make United any weaker as both offer different strengths

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Another who comes back in after an absence, for me. Martin Cranie has been excellent during Basham's ban, but Basham offers United another dimension
If fit, as Chris Wilder suggested, Egan anchors the defence as he has done so well all season. Seems to get better by the game
Enda Stevens has impressed in his position after O'Connell's injury, but can move back to his natural position in my team with the centre-back coming back in
Excelled at centre-half in O'Connell's absence but has been one of United's leading lights this season at wing-back, where he returns in my team
Quietly showing signs of returning to his best form, Fleck is one of the first names on my teamsheet and has good memories of Hillsborough, too, after scoring there last season
So important to the way United play, it was vital that Norwood avoided a booking at West Brom that would have ruled him out of this fixture
Probably the toughest choice, with Kieran Dowell in excellent form. But Duffy is such a joy to watch when he's in full flight and Dowell's a superb option off the bench
Who else? The skipper simply has to play, especially after missing both derbies last season. He'll be looking for his 24th goal of the season and his first against Wednesday for United
McGoldrick partnering Sharp is another tough call over Madine, who would be another superb option off the bench to change the game if needed