Writer: Tom Bodell
Date:Friday March 11 2011
Micky Adams' Sheffield United visit Vicarage Road tomorrow looking to begin closing the eight point gap between themselves and safety.
Boyhood Blades fan Adams finally won his first match in charge of the Yorkshire side, 2-1 against Nottingham Forest, a first win in 12 attempts.
'It will be interesting to see how the lads respond and go about their business after Tuesday night because it has to be built upon. Breaking their duck should give them an element of confidence they have not had for some time.
'The manager and the rest of us, including Dave Bassett, all have different views on things and react in different ways so there is plenty of potential for 'good cop, back cop' approaches when getting messages across to players - we have a lot of experience.'
Source: Sheffield United Official Site.
Lloyd Doyley is on the verge of a return to first team action but may only be fit for the bench.
Danny Drinkwater has a thigh strain.
Dale Bennett or Lee Hodson will fill in at the back in Doyley does not make it.
Stephen McGinn is the only long-term injury.
Likely Line-up: Loach; Thompson, Taylor, Bennett, Mariappa; Eustace (c); Cowie, Jenkins, Buckley; Weimann and Graham.
'Golden' Graham grabbed his 22nd league and cup goal of the season in the 1-1 draw at Swansea on Tuesday.
With 19 in the league, the 25 year-old forward will be looking to break the 20-goal barrier in the league as well.
Fulham winger Bjorn Helge Riise is ou having returned to Norway to recuperate following injury.
Strikers Ched Evans and Sam Vokes are both doubts as is skipper Nick Montgomery.
Line-up Vs. Forest: Simonsen; Lowton, Nosworthy, Collins, Lowry; Doyle, Montgomery (c), Quinn; Vokes, Cresswell and Bogdanovic.
Welsh cap, signed on loan from Premier League Wolves, Vokes struck for the first time since becoming a Blade in he 2-1 defeat of high-flying Forest.
Vokes made his professional debt with then-League Two strugglers, Bournemouth.
Watford Home Form: Draw Vs. PNE, Loss Vs. Bristol City and Win Vs. Millwall.
Head2Head Form: Watford 0-2 Sheff Utd (08/09) Sheff Utd 2-0 Watford, Watford 3-0 Sheff Utd (09/10) and Sheff Utd 0-1 Watford (10/11)
Refeere: Mr D Whitestone Assistants: Mr D Blunden and Mr C Fitch Fourth Official: Mr D Bushell
WIN! A teams that's won one in 12 cannot be too good. That said, this is Watford and we'll find a way of losing.
Waford: 19/20 (William Hill)
heff Utd: 7/2 (BET365)
raw: 5/2 (Betfred)
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Date:Friday March 11 2011
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