Sheffield United vs Millwall: Championship Preview, Gameweek 2, 2022
Iliman Ndiaye of Sheffield United battles for possession with Billy Mitchell of Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Sheffield United at The Den, London on Saturday 26th February 2022. (Photo by Ivan Yordanov/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Sheffield United and Millwall had contrasting results in their opening Championship fixtures last weekend, with both sides looking to get a positive result on Saturday. 

The Blades, who lost in the play-off semi-finals to eventual winners Nottingham Forest last season, got off to a poor start on the opening weekend, being beaten 1-0 by freshly relegated Watford.

On the other hand, Gary Rowett's Milwall find themselves at the top of the league after beating Stoke City 2-0, thanks to a brace from defender Charlie Cresswell who is on loan from Leeds United

  • Team news 

Sheffield United

Sheffield United are set to be without defender Jack Robinson due to a reported knee injury, whilst Tommy Doyle is still a doubt despite returning to training this week. 

Both Chris Basham and Billy Sharp are expected to return soon, although its unsure whether they will feature at the weekend for the Blades

Paul Heckingbottom will have new man James McAtee at his disposal though, with the 19-year-old moving to Bramall Lane on loan from Manchester City earlier this week.

Millwall

Millwall have had injury problems of their own, new signing Zian Flemming picked up an injury in his debut and is set to miss Saturday's game, whilst striker Tom Bradshaw was forced off in The Lion's EFL Cup loss against Cambridge United in midweek and is a doubt for the match.

  • Likely lineups

Sheffield United

Foderingham, Baldock, Ahemdodzic, Clark, Egan, Stevens, Fleck, Berge, McAtee, Ndiaye, Jebbison 

Millwall

Bialkowski, Creswell, Cooper, Wallace, Lenoard, Mitchell, Shackleton, Malone, Burey, Bennett, Afobe

  • Key players

James McAtee

Highly rated attacking midfielder McAtee completed his switch to Sheffield United earlier this week, and is set to make his first appearance on Saturday.

The 19-year-old is one of Manchester City's top prospects, who enjoyed a brilliant season in the Premier League 2 last year, bagging 18 goals, as well as chipping in with a further seven assists. 

McAtee will be hoping to get plenty of opportunities to impress this season, and early indicators are suggesting that the attacking midfielder will play a key role in the Blades' promotion charge.

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Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell, who recently signed a new deal with The Lions, gained a lot of plaudits for his performances last season. 

Mitchell, who came through Millwall's academy, was superb in a midfield three against Stoke last weekend, and will be hoping his fine form continues. 

Millwall finished in ninth place last season, and if they want to go one step further and finish in the play-offs, Mitchell will be key. 

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  • Match details

Where is the game being played?

The game is being hosted at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane.

What time is kick-off?

This fixture takes place on Saturday August 6 and is scheduled to kick-off at 15:00 BST.

How can I watch?

There is no live stream or live television coverage for this fixture, however audio commentary is available via iFollow.

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