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Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest

Blades skipper Michael Doyle returns to contention following suspension but on-loan Doncaster striker Billy Paynter, Elliott Whitehouse and Callum McFadzean are all ineligible.

Manager Nigel Clough has no new injury or suspension problems, with forwards Chris Porter and Shaun Miller, who scored the extra-time winner at Fulham in a fourth-round replay, are pushing for recalls.

Guy Moussi is set to miss out for Nottingham Forest with a calf injury. David Vaughan, Chris Cohen, Dexter Blackstock (all knee), Kelvin Wilson, Henri Lansbury (both back) and Eric Lichaj (hernia) remain on the sidelines.

Only Lichaj and Wilson are anywhere near to making a return to first-team action, with the former set to be fit in seven to 10 days and the latter four weeks away.

Top scorers (all competitions): Jose Baxter (Sheff Utd) 7; Andy Reid (Nottm Forest) 9

Match odds: H 2-1 A 5-4 D 11-5

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)