Derby County Vs Sheffield United, Sat 11 Sep 2010

Published Add your comment

Football News

Kris Commons is expected to be fit when Derby resume their Championship campaign at home to Sheffield United.

Alarm bells started to ring when a tight hamstring forced the Scotland international forward off a minute before half-time in the draw against QPR a fortnight ago.

Commons was plagued by hamstring trouble for much of last season but he returned to training this week.

With Rob Hulse and Luke Varney having departed during the transfer window and Chris Porter still a doubt with a hip problem, Alberto Bueno is likely to be involved.

The Spanish forward is on a season-long loan from Real Valladolid and got his first taste of English football with a run-out for the reserves on Wednesday evening.

Russell Anderson could be included on the bench. The experienced defender has been sidelined since suffering a groin strain in the victory over Leeds on the opening day of the season.

Sheffield United skipper Chris Morgan is expected to return to the starting line-up.

Morgan sat out the 1-0 win over Preston due to a calf strain and either Kyle Bartley or Nyron Nosworthy will make way.

Recent French signing Jean Calve scored a stunning winner on his debut against North End and will be fit despite leaving the field with cramp.

Blades manager Gary Speed will be without long-term absentees Darius Henderson (hamstring), Lee Williamson (back) and Ryan France (knee).

Speed will be taking charge of his third game following the departure of Kevin Blackwell last month as the Blades chase only their second league win of the season.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Gary Speed
Rob Hulse
Darius Henderson
Kyle Bartley
Kris Commons
Nyron Nosworthy
Russell Anderson
Chris Porter
Ryan France
Lee Williamson
Sheffield United
Luke Varney
Chris Morgan
Marvin Bartley

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again