Sheffield United will be looking to pick up their first Sky Bet Championship win of the season tonight as Slavisa Jokanovic’s side travel to the Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion.
The Blades are still getting to grips with the way that the Serb wants them to play and the hope will be that this is just a minor blip in form that they need to get through in order to start really challenging for promotion back to the Premier League.
Jokanovic has already experimented heavily with both his formation and personnel and will be hoping that the next few weeks will help him to determine who should be in his starting eleven on a regular basis.
West Brom arguably present the new manager’s toughest test yet since taking on the top job at Bramall Lane and his side will have to be at their absolute best to get anything from the game this evening.
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As for team news, the Blades will have to do without the services of Lys Mousset, who suffered an injury on the opening day of the campaign against Birmingham City, with a return date for the Frenchman yet to be confirmed.
Meanwhile the likes of Enda Stevens and Jack O’Connell are also set to remain on the treatment table after picking up knee injuries which are expected to keep them out of action for the rest of August and most if not all of September.
The away side will however be able to call upon the services of new centre back Ben Davies, after he completed his loan move from Premier League Liverpool and it appears likely that he will slot straight into the backline alongside either John Egan or Chris Basham.
Midfielder John Fleck is also pushing for a recall to the starting line up after being benched for the recent draw away at Swansea City.