Blades looking to regain momentum after busy January transfer window

By Dec Campbell

Sheffield United will look for inspiration from new January signings when they face on AFC Wimbledon League One this weekend.

The home side has recent additions Joe Riley, Jay O’Shea and James Hanson – but will be without Harry Chapman, who re-joined on deadline day, as he is still on the road to recovery, along with Marc McNulty and Leon Clarke.

The home side haven’t played since the January 24 when they uncharacteristically were defeated at home, to promotion rivals Fleetwood.

The Dons have had a very inconsistent season so far, with just three wins in their last 10 games. They are certainly looking for an upturn in fortunes and a trip to Bramall Lane may just be the boost they need to push for those play-off places.

Wimbledon have one injury concern, with leftback Jon Meades side-lined with an ankle injury. Tom Soares will be pushing for his Dons debut after his transfer from Bury and defender Paul Robinson is back after his red card against Sutton in the FA Cup.

Chris Wilder was full of admiration for Wimbledon and their journey back to the Football League when he spoke to the club’s YouTube channel: “I’m a fan. I like the way they go about their business.”

He also commented on his side’s chances: “It’s going to be tough and we’ve got to overcome that, it’s going to be a game between two sides who want to get a result”

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