Sheffield United return to action tonight hoping for their first win in over a month. The Blades travel to the Midlands where they face Coventy City in the Championship.
Paul Heckingbottom’s side have had a brilliant start to the season and found themselves at the top of the league despite taking just two points from their last four games and falling to third place.
However, they will be very confident of returning to winning ways tonight as the Sky Blues bottomed out in the Championship with just two wins this season. United need to put their shooting shoes on, however, as Mark Robins’ side conceded just one goal in October.
Here are today’s rumours…
MIDDLESBROUGH ‘EYE’ FORMER DEFENDER OF HULL CITY
Middlesbrough are set to appoint Michael Carrick as their new manager and it has been reported that the former midfielder will try to bring ex-Hull City defender Alex Bruce into his back room. The 38-year-old retired earlier this year and worked under his father Steve at West Brom. (Alan Nixon)
PRESTON NORTH END FLOP ‘TARGETS’ WORLD CALL CALL
Former Preston North End loanee Lukas Nmecha could be included in Germany’s squad for the World Cup after capturing seven caps since his debut last year. The forward has scored three league goals for Wolfsburg this season. (Deepdale Digest)
EX-SUNDERLAND YOUNGSTER NAMED EFL YOUNG PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Sunderland academy product Bali Mumba was named EFL Young Player of the Month after scoring two goals and two assists for loan club Plymouth Argyle. The 21-year-old joined Norwich City in 2020 from the Black Cats. (NCFC)
STOKE CITY FORWARD ‘ALMOST’ JOINS THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SIDE
Stoke City’s Tyrese Campbell has revealed what a move to Rangers looked very close ahead of signing a new deal with the Potters in January 2020. The forward has scored twice in the league this season. (Beautiful Games Podcast)
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN ‘TARGET’ AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL
Huddersfield Town are reportedly interested in signing St Mirren midfielder Keanu Baccus in January. The 24-year-old has impressed at Scotland since joining the club this summer. (Football League World)
QPR BOSS “PLAYS DOWN SPECULATION”.
QPR chief Michael Beale has dismissed speculation linking him to the Rangers and Wolves vacancies. The 42-year-old said: “The club haven’t been in touch. It’s the media that writes the stories. It’s my first job at QPR and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.” (Glasgow Evening Times)
BLADES STAR “ACCOUNTS” FOR NATIONALITY GUARDIANS
Turkey national team manager Stefan Kuntz was present at the weekend to watch Sheffield United’s 3-3 draw with Blackpool. Blades forward Rhian Brewster is eligible to represent the nation through his Turkish Cypriot mother. (Football League World)