Heckingbottom’s side are clinging onto sixth heading into the weekend, but have Millwall leading the clubs hunting them down.
Steve Morison’s Cardiff have little to play for beyond pride, but their form has been good over the course of his tenure and they are a dangerous opponent visiting Bramall Lane.
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In terms of the Sheffield United team news, Oli McBurnie has joined Jayden Bogle, Rhian Brewster and David McGoldrick in picking up a season-ending injury. Heckingbottom has confirmed that the striker’s foot injury will rule him out for months rather than weeks.
There’s better news on Billy Sharp and George Baldock, though, who are available for the clash with Cardiff, albeit Sharp will not be able to get through 90 minutes, as per the Yorkshire Post.
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As per Wales Online, Morison has confirmed that Alfie Doughty and Sam Bowen will miss the remainder of the season. Cardiff will also be without Isaak Davies at Bramall Lane after he felt a hamstring in training in the build-up to the game.
There’s better news on Max Watters and Joe Ralls, though, with that pair set to return.
Is there a live stream? Is it on TV?
There will be no live video stream available for this fixture, although both Sheffield United and Cardiff will be offering audio passes, available to be picked up on their respective websites.
Similarly, the game is not live on TV, with highlights to come from Sky Sports and Quest later on Saturday.
What time is kick-off?
Kick-off at Bramall Lane is at 3pm, with official team news coming an hour earlier at 2pm.
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Sheffield United had a difficult Easter and injuries are building for Heckingbottom again, although the potential return of Sharp is absolutely massive heading into this fixture.
There’s much more riding on the game for Sheffield United than Cardiff, who themselves had a disappointing doubleheader last week.
Because of that, you’ve got to side with a home victory, even if it’s a game that could fall either way.
FLW predicts: 2-1.