Sheffield United take on Barnsley in the early kick off this afternoon, with both sides hoping to pick up their second win of the season.
Chris Wilder’s side have not tasted victory since the opening day of the season when they edged past Brentford in a narrow 1-0 win, and will hope the Yorkshire derby at Bramall Lane is the perfect opportunity to get their season back on track following back to back losses.
Barnsley enter the game on the back of a solid win over Nottingham Forest at Oakwell, and having signed no less than 13 new players this summer, manager Paul Heckingbottom will feel that his side are finally beginning to gel as a team.
The battle in south Yorkshire is an early opportunity for each side to add points to their tally, and earn bragging rights over their opponents in what is the first derby of the season for each club.
With the lineups released, fans of Sheffield United have reacted to Chris Wilder’s starting XI, and to say the reaction is mixed is an understatement…
CW knows what he's doing! Chill! ????
— TheBlades (@skibumg) August 19, 2017
Ched isn't starting because he's not 100% fit enough, he'll start when he is, Wilders said this already you muppets
— ⛄️ (@KirbiJackson) August 19, 2017
Happy with that starting 11 today, very strong bench too ???? #UTB
— Karen (@KW04) August 19, 2017
Disappointed at that tbh. The only 2 players that looked at threat going forward at Cardiff on bench.
— Jack Ashbourne (@JackAshbourne) August 19, 2017
Hope I'm proved wrong but Clarke & Sharp isn't working
— Nick a shouler (@Shoulernick) August 19, 2017