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Match Preview | Sheffield United (A)

21 January 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview | Sheffield United (A)

21 January 2022

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Nathan Jones' side will hit the road once again as they prepare to face Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon.

On the back of wins against AFC Bournemouth and Reading this week, it's a chance to secure nine points from a possible nine against a tough Sheffield United side.


COVID information:

Sheffield United - COVID guidelines - Click HERE 

In line with the latest government legislation, all supporters aged 18 or over should be prepared to present either proof of full vaccination via a valid COVID pass or proof of a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours of entry to the stadium.

For full details about the NHS COVID pass, which includes information on how to obtain valid certification of the COVID-19 vaccine, please click HERE.


The opposition:


Sheffield United are currently one place and two points below the Hatters heading into the match having drawn their last game against Preston North End, conceding a late equaliser at Deepdale.

Billy Sharp has been their man goal-threat once again this season, with eight goals and six assist to his name thus far.


Last time we met:

The two sides played out a goalless draw at Kenilworth Road in August 2021, the first meeting between the teams since 2006.

Highlights from that fixture can be found on our YouTube channel below…


Follow the action:

  • Live updates via our official Twitter feed
  • Audio passes available on iFollow Hatters

Saturday matches are not available domestically on iFollow, however, fans can tune into Simon Pitts’ match commentary via iFollow by purchasing an audio match pass for a single game, a month or for the season. Prices for all three options can be found HERE.


Ref watch


Referee: Stephen Martin

Assistant Referees: Adam Crysell and Geoffrey Liddle

Fourth Official: Darren Bond

The man in the middle on Saturday is Stephen Martin, who last refereed the Hatters during the 5-0 win against Coventry City earlier this season.

Martin has taken charge of 19 matches this term, dishing out 68 yellow cards and three reds in the process.

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