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Sheffield United Vs Scunthorpe United, Tue 14 Sep 2010

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Sheffield United skipper Chris Morgan may have to settle for a place on the bench again when Scunthorpe visit Bramall Lane.

The Blades recorded their second successive 1-0 win without Morgan at Derby on Saturday so boss Gary Speed is unlikely to tinker with his back-line.

Morgan was expected to replace Kyle Bartley or Nyron Nosworthy at Pride Park after overcoming a calf injury but was on the bench.

Jean Calve and Ched Evans should stay in the starting line-up despite coming off on Saturday but long-term absentees Darius Henderson (hamstring), Lee Williamson (back) and Ryan France (knee) are still sidelined.

Speed is expected to name the same starting line-up for the third game in a row as they go in search of their third consecutive win.

Scunthorpe caretaker boss Ian Baraclough will assess the fitness of centre-back Rob Jones ahead of the trip.

Jones sustained a knock in Saturday`s 2-0 home defeat to Bristol City and was replaced midway through the first half by Niall Canavan.

Baraclough will check on Jones` fitness but he will be without Garry Thompson and Jim McNulty.

Winger Thompson remains sidelined after being ruled out for up to two months due to a groin injury.

On-loan Brighton left-back McNulty sustained an ankle injury in the recent 2-0 defeat at QPR and looks set to remain sidelined as the Iron begin life after Nigel Adkins following his defection to Southampton.

First-team coach Baraclough, 39, said: "I've never hidden the fact that one day I would like to be a manager."

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Gary Speed
Darius Henderson
Football
Kyle Bartley
Championship
Garry Thompson
Nyron Nosworthy
Niall Canavan
Jim McNulty
Ryan France
Lee Williamson
Sheffield United
Ian Baraclough
Ched Evans
Chris Morgan
Marvin Bartley
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