Sheffield United have dealt a brutal double blow, West Ham’s £18m-rated target could make a shock decision
It will be a fierce competition between two teams pushing for a return to top-flight football, and the Blades will be looking to extend their impressive unbeaten record of eight games and collect more valuable points.
The last time the two sides met, in November, Blackburn claimed a 3-1 victory at Ewood Park, with Rhian Brewster’s first goal for the visitors ultimately going in vain.
Meanwhile, Blades boss Neil Heckingbottom has spoken out on the future of veteran forward David McGoldrick, after suffering a season-ending injury. To complicate matters, his current contract is due to expire at the end of the current campaign.
The United manager revealed: “Look, we’ll do the right thing for David. First of all, we have to make sure he’s fit. For the rest, I’m not in that position yet. We we don’t yet have the information telling us what is available to us.
“We could have the same team and bring in players from the academy. Or we could have the money to change things up a bit and bring in three or four (new recruits). Until we have that clarity, we can’t really decide. But what I can say is that it shouldn’t change our focus on what we’re trying to achieve and what we want to happen.
He added: “It’s the difficult situation with some of the clauses (to extend the agreements for a year. There are people we would like to keep though.”
Take a look at the latest news and transfer stories from the second tier, ahead of another busy midweek filled with encounters: