Sheffield United Vs Bristol City, Sat 23 Apr 2011

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Sheffield United manager Micky Adams is expected to keep faith with his youngsters for the home clash with Bristol City.

Teenagers Harry Maguire and Jonathan Slew made their full debuts in last week's defeat at Preston, while Danny Philiskirk, son of former Blades striker Tony, made his first appearance as a second-half substitute.

The Blades could be relegated this weekend if they lose and Crystal Palace beat Doncaster and as Adams already has one eye on next season, all three could retain their place in the side.

Defender Joe Mattock, on loan from West Brom, is available again after missing out last week with a groin strain, but strikers Richard Cresswell (groin/Achilles) and Ched Evans (knee) remain sidelined after missing the last four and three games respectively.

Adams has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side look to stave off the drop.

Louis Carey could be included in the Bristol City squad.

The Robins captain has been sidelined since suffering a fractured skull against Scunthorpe at the end of February.

The 34-year-old defender made his long-awaited comeback in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Yeovil this week.

He came through 90 minutes unscathed and, having proved his fitness, could come into contention at Bramall Lane. The Bank Holiday Monday fixture against Nottingham Forest at Ashton Gate is also an option for manager Keith Millen.

Although the friendly game was arranged primarily for Carey's benefit, Millen also took the opportunity to give fit-again striker Jon Stead and midfielder Cole Skuse much-needed run outs.

Both played for an hour before being substituted and will be in contention to start in south Yorkshire.

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