Team news: Middlesbrough v Leeds United, Sheffield United v Doncaster Rovers and all the Yorkshire football

Team news from Sheffield United v Doncaster Rovers and the rest of Yorkshire football.
Team news from Sheffield United v Doncaster Rovers and the rest of Yorkshire football.
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Birmingham City v Rotherham United

Team news: Rotherham United defender Kirk Broadfoot is available following suspension. The Millers have a healthy squad, but manager Steve Evans missed training on Thursday due to a virus.

Last six: Birmingham WWWLDL Rotherham LLLDLW.

Referee: A Woolmer (Northants).

Last time: Birmingham 2 Rotherham 1, April 3 2015, Championship.

Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday

Team news: Fernando Forestieri is a doubt with a hamstring problem as Carlos Carvalhal is likely to revert to the side that beat Fulham a week ago after making ten changes for the Capital One Cup win at Newcastle United on Wednesday.

Last six games: Brentford WLLDLW, Sheffield Wednesday WLLDWW

Referee: G Eltringham (Tyne & Wear).

Last time: Brentford 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0; October 21, 2014; Championship.

Hull City v Blackburn Rovers

Team news: Alex Bruce (groin) is missing but Jake Livermore is in the squad.

Last six games: Hull City WWLWDW; Blackburn Rovers DLDLDW.

Referee: A Haines (Tyne& Wear).

Last time: Hull City 2 Blackburn Rovers 0; February 19, 2013; Championship: An Egyptian double sees the Tigers home as Gedo and Ahmed Elmohamady got the goals.

Opposition key man: Jordan Rhodes - Did not get his desired move away from Blackburn in the summer but the striker continues to score goals.

Talking point: Steve Bruce made nine changes in midweek and most made an impact so he has quite a headache in terms of selecting today’s team.

Middlesbrough v Leeds United

Sunday 1.15pm

Team news:. Dimi Konstantopoulos, Stewart Downing and David Nugent are set to return to Boro’s starting line-up, while injury doubts Daniel Ayala and Cristhian Stuani (both ankle) will be assessed. Alex Baptiste, Rhys Williams and Damia Abella are sidelined. For Leeds, Uwe Rosler has no fresh injury problems.

Last six games: Midlesbrough WWWWWW, Leeds United DDWDLW.

Referee: N Swarbrick (Lancashire).

Last time: Middlesbrough 0 Leeds United 1; February 21, 2015; Championship. Boro had 27 efforts on goal but Marco Silvestri stood firm to seal a league double for United.

Key players: Sol Bamba had a fine game for United at the Riverside last year and the captain will need to be on top form once again if Boro are to be denied a seventh straight win.

Talking point: Leeds did an unlikely double over Aitor Karanka’s men last season, as did Sheffield Wednesday. Boro have to do better this time around or risk floundering again.

League One

Barnsley v Gillingham

Team news: On-loan midfielder Dan Crowley looks like returning to the Barnsley squad, but Ryan Williams misses out with his troublesome groin injury which head coach Lee Johnson describes as a “yo-yo” injury.

Last six: Barnsley DLWLWD Gillingham WLDWWL.

Referee: D Deadman (Cambs)

Last time: Barnsley 4 Gillingham 1, August 23, 2014, League One.

Bradford City v Shrewsbury

Team news: Luke James is unavailable under the loan terms of his season-long loan switch from London Road to the Bantams as Phil Parkinson is expected to stick with the same XI that drew 2-2 with Sheffield United. Billy Clarke and Filipe Morais are both still on the sidelines.

Bradford City LDWWDD, Peterborough United LDLLWD.

Referee: P Tierney (Lancashire).

Last time: Bradford City 0 Peterborough United 1; August 23, 2014; League One.

Sheffield United v Doncaster Rovers

Team news: Che Adams and Paul Coutts played in the Blades’ Under-21s this week, and could feature. Doncaster include new signing Keshi Anderson, on loan from Crystal Palace.

Last six games: Sheffield United LWDLLD Doncaster Rovers DWDLLD.

Referee: M Heywood (Cheshire).

Last time: Sheffield United 3 Doncaster Rovers 2, April 7 2015, League One: Goals from Jose Baxter and Matt Done were cancelled out by a double from Kyle Bennett for Rovers, before Steve Davies grabbed a 71st minute winner for United.

Key men: Billy Sharp is in a rich seam of form for Sheffield United, and with five goals in his last six games, will be looking to add to that tally against one of his former clubs. Talking of former players, Rovers’ Andy Butler will be desperate to prove a point after a short spell at Bramall Lane under Nigel Clough. The defender can also be a danger at set-pieces.

Talking point: Doncaster Rovers do not like travelling away from the Keepmoat Stadium, if their League One results are anything to go by. In four away games this season, Rovers have yet to score a single goal and picked up a solitary point in a 0-0 draw at Wigan. United have scored seven in four games at Bramall Lane, but conceded six, so those statistics suggest Rovers will definitely get some chances this afternoon.

League Two

Notts County v York City

Team news: Vadaine Oliver will serve the first of a three-game ban following the rejection of an appeal against his red card versus Carlisle United a week ago. Jake Hyde continues to recover from his recent double hernia operation.

Last six games: Notts County DLLWWL, York City DLLWDD.

Referee: E Ilderton (Tyne & Wear).

Last time: Notts County 2 York City 0; October 16, 2001; Football League Trophy.