Blades look to bolster promotion push with win at QPR tonight

31 October 2017

Sheffield United are looking to continue their impressive run in the Championship as they travel to Queens Park Rangers tonight.

The Blades come into tonight’s game top of the table after David Brooks’ late winner in a 2-1 victory against Leeds last Friday.

United are also entering the game aiming to cap off a perfect October, with the club having not dropped a single point in a month that has seen them beat Ipswich and Reading.

Billy Sharp will also be on the hunt for his seventh goal of the season after also finding the net against Leeds, the veteran has scored in his last two starts.

The side is set to be unchanged with the only absentees being Ched Evans, who is recovering from ankle surgery, and defender Keiron Freeman, who suffered a dislocated kneecap against Ipswich.

QPR achieved an important win over second placed Wolves, with Matt Smith playing the role of super sub as he headed in a late winner last Saturday.

Rangers also come out of October unbeaten with two 1-1 draws against Bolton and strugglers Sunderland, spicing the game up to be a tough one for the Blades.

However, manager Ian Holloway will continue to deal with the injuries to defenders Nedum Onuoha, Grant Hall and James Perch through injury and Joel Lynch through suspension.

A win for QPR tonight will see them rise up the table from 14th whereas another win for The Blades will maintain an early promotion push for the side making their first appearance in the Championship for six years.

On a potential challenge for promotion Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Sheffield:

“We’re just enjoying it [but] we’ve definitely got a target on our back because of the results we’ve had and the performances we’ve produced.”

Kick-off at Loftus Road is 19:45 and the game will not be televised.


Written by Josh Taylor

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