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Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest: Confirmed XIs as team news emerges at Bramall Lane

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Sheffield United host Nottingham Forest in the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final this afternoon. 

The team news has just emerged at Bramall Lane, with Paul Heckingbottom opting for an unchanged XI from the side that wiped the floor with Fulham last weekend to secure fifth.

That means Ben Osborn continues at right wing-back ahead of George Baldock, whilst there’s an axis of Iliman Ndiaye and Morgan Gibbs-White leading the line; two of the division’s form players.

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As for Forest, they’ve welcomed Keinan Davis back onto the bench and reverted to something like a full strength starting line-up from the side that faced Hull City on the final day of the season.

Steve Cooper has selected the same side that faced AFC Bournemouth in the penultimate game of the season, as Steve Cook, Scott McKenna, Djed Spence, Jack Colback, Ryan Yates, Brennan Johnson and Sam Surridge all return.

Sheffield United XI: Foderingham; Basham, Egan, Robinson; Osborn, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; Berge, Gibbs-White; Ndiaye.

Subs: A. Davies; B. Davies, Baldock, Hourihane, Osula, Norrington-Davies, Jebbison.

Nottingham Forest XI: Samba; Worrall, Cook, McKenna; Spence, Yates, Garner, Colback; Zinckernagel; Johnson, Surridge.

Subs: Horvath; Figueiredo, Davis, Laryea, Mighten, Cafu, Lolley.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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