Cresswell winning fitness battle

Fri, 27 Apr 12:11:38 2012

Sheffield United will give striker Richard Cresswell until the 11th hour before deciding on his fitness for the home clash with Stevenage.

Cresswell missed last week's defeat at MK Dons with a shoulder injury and remains "nip and tuck" for the Blades' final home game of the season.

Manager Danny Wilson will also be without Ched Evans, jailed for five years last week after being found guilty of rape, while fellow forward Will Hoskins is ruled out with a hernia problem, but the Blades boss has other options.

If Cresswell proves his fitness it is likely he will start alongside Chris Porter, but James Beatttie and Michael O'Halloran, on loan from Bolton, and Danny Philliskirk provide other alternatives.

Defender Marcus Williams is expected back in contention following concussion and midfielder Ryan Flynn is also pushing for a place in the starting line-up.

The Blades, in second place, are one point ahead of Shefffield Wednesday with two games remaining in the race for automatic promotion.

 

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