Go for away win!
Well, my last match was last weekend as I`m due to go on deployment early and will be leaving on Sunday as part of an epic trip to get to my destination. I`ll be listening to the game tomorrow on BBC Radio Sheffield though, and hoping we can get all three points from the match. If CW reads this he can put it down as my early Xmas present!
Milwall come into this game having drawn two and lost two of their last four games, and I think we need to be a bit sharper at the back having watched us over the last couple of games. I have been reading that Baldock is back in full training and will be assessed before the game. I hope he`s fit enough to play as it would be ideal to have him and Basham on that side of the pitch and being able to get forward bringing Bash in to play. I think we`ve been missing Freeman quite a bit though but Baldock has shown himself as very capable of fitting into the spot that Freeman vacated through injury.
I was listening to the radio on the way back home last weekend, after an epic walk back to my car up near the City Farm area, and some suggested that Brooks should be given a chance to start alongside Clarke. I think this is worth exploring as he`s had an impact every time he`s come on as a sub. As good as Sharp is, and the fact I have a quid on him being the Championship top-scorer! I think that Brooks brings a different style of attacking to play. We`re obviously missing Coutts in midfield, so I wouldn`t mind Baldock coming in, Basham pushed up into midfield, and Brooks given a start. Now`s probably the time to have a look and see if it works as Milwall are down the bottom half of the table and haven`t won in their last four games.
Anyway, I hope everyone who travels has a safe journey and I`ll be cheering on in between packing my case!!
Olly Longden (RFA)
Sheffield United MOD/Armed Forces Supporter`s Branch