SHEFFIELD UNITED: Head to head: The wide boys

Key figure: Stephen Quinn, a big threat on the left for United
Key figure: Stephen Quinn, a big threat on the left for United
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DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, will certainly know what to expect from Danny Ward this weekend.

The Blades chief worked with the talented winger two years ago at Swindon Town when he guided the Robins to the League One play-off final.

In a successful loan spell at the County Ground, Ward hit nine goals in 32 appearances as Swindon just missed out on promotion, losing 1-0 to Millwall at Wembley.

Bradford-born Ward moved to Huddersfield Town on a temporary basis last season. His play-off final record makes ugly reading and he failed to stop the West Yorkshire outfit from suffering a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Peterborough United in the showpiece event at Old Trafford.

Huddersfield swooped to sign Ward on a full transfer last summer following the 21-year-old’s productive loan stint at the Galpharm Stadium.

Although he notched his fifth goal of the season on the final day of the 2011/12 League One season, Ward has flattered to deceive and struggled for consistency.

Utility player Kallum Higginbotham is expected to start on the right-hand side of midfield for Huddersfield ahead of Scott Arfield after impressing in the two legs of the play-off semi final victory over MK Dons. Primarily a striker, Higginbotham, will regularly swap sides with Ward.

Lee Williamson and Stephen Quinn have been two of United’s outstanding performers. Williamson is the club’s second highest scorer with 13 goals to his name and Quinn has contributed 14 assists, the highest in the division. I have marked the pair eight out of 10 while Ward and Higginbotham are seven each.