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SHEFFIELD UNITED MATCH PREVIEW

14 February 2017

Rovers host Sheffield United at the Mem on Tuesday night in SkyBet League One.

Team News: Rovers are without defender Peter Hartley, who remains sidelined with a long-term injury.

Marcus' View: "Chris has done a great job at Sheffield United. They're a really good side that are tough to break down and they are also fluent in their attacking play as well."

"Sheffield will bring a big following with them, who will be very noisy and will try to make it into a home game atmosphere for their side. As a team, they have the fans on their side and there is a real connection between the fans, players and manager and they travel to us after a good victory on the weekend, so it will be a really tough test for us, just like Bradford were on Saturday.

Opposition: Sheffield United are currently top of SkyBet League One, with a five-point cushion over second place Scunthorpe United. In their last six outings, the Blades have registered three victories, two draws and one defeat.

Dangerman - Billy Sharp: Sheffield-born Sharp is now in his third spell with the Blades and is currently the top goalscorer in SkyBet League One this campaign.

Sharp has been on target in Sheffield's last two fixtures, with the striker reaching the twenty-goal landmark of during United's victory at Peterborough on Saturday.

Last Time Out: Rovers visit to Bramall Lane back in September ended in a narrow 1-0 defeat. On the day Harry Chapman got the only goal of the game to give Sheffield United the victory. 

Tickets: Supporters will be able to purchase tickets on the day at the Mem.

Betting: League sponsors SkyBet are offering odds of 29/10 for a Rovers victory, a draw priced at 13/5 and a Bradford win at odds of 10/11. Ellis Harrison is priced at 6/1 to be first on the scoresheet.

Keeping Up With The Game: Full match commentary of Rovers game with Sheffield United can be heard through Gas PlayerHD. Supporters can access our LIVE match coverage by clicking here.       

Alternatively, stay tuned to the club’s social media outlets.       

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