Despite losing 1-0 to Millwall last weekend after a nine-game unbeaten Championship run, the Blades will be looking to get back on track by dampening Nottingham Forest's shared hopes of reaching the Premier League.
Sheffield United sit one point away from the play-offs with Forest only sitting three away, meaning the Blades could finish the evening inside the play-offs with a win. Nonetheless, Forest could leapfrog United into the play-offs with a win themselves.
Sheffield United will be contending with an injury list that appears to continue growing. Chris Basham has recently picked up a knee ligament injury and joins the likes of Rhian Brewster, Jayden Bogle, Ben Osborn, Jack O’Connell, Enda Stevens and David McGoldrick on the side lines.
Nottingham Forest will be without Max Lowe who is ineligible to play against his parent club. Jack Colback has filled in at left-back for Forest when Lowe has been unable to play, but new signing Richie Laryea will be hoping to make his first appearance for the Reds.
Sheffield United: Foderingham, Gordon, Egan, Robinson; Norrington-Davies, Hourihane, Norwood, Baldock; Ndiaye, McBurnie, Sharp
Nottingham Forest: Horvath, Worrall, Cook, McKenna; Spence, Garner, Yates, Colback; Zinckernagel, Johnson, Davis
Ones to watch
Brennan Johnson currently has more goal involvements (16) than any other under-21 player in England, continuing to prove exactly why the Reds couldn’t afford to let him head to the Premier League during the January transfer window.
The last time the two sides faced off was early November at the City Ground, where substitute Lewis Grabban cancelled out Morgan Gibbs-White’s goal to end the game 1-1 and see Forest rise to 16th as the Blades climbed to 15th - a result with much less significance than this weekend.
How to watch
The match is on Friday, March 4, and will kick off at 19:45 GMT. Coverage of the game will be available from 19:00 GMT on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.