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Posted Saturday, March 30th 2019

Smith makes first team return

Korey Smith makes his first City appearance since August, as he returns to the first team to face Sheffield United this afternoon.

The midfielder has recovered from a long-term knee injury and will join Josh Brownhill and Marlon Pack in the middle of the park at Bramall Lane for his fourth appearance of the season.

Max O’Leary starts in goal for the Robins, with Stefan Marinovic named on the bench.

Jay Dasilva also starts on his return from international duty with England Under-21s.

The Blades v City kicks off at 3pm.

City: O’Leary, Hunt, Webster, Wright, Kalas, Dasilva, Brownhill, Pack, Smith, Weimann, Diédhiou. Subs: Marinoviic, Kelly, Baker, Palmer, Paterson, Eliasson, Taylor.

Sheffield United: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, Fleck, O’Connell, Basham, Dowell, Sharp, Egan, Norwood, McGoldrick. Subs: Hogan, Coutts, Stearman, Johnson, Cranie, Washington, Moore.