A general view of the stadium during the Slovenia v Portugal UEFA European Under-17 Championship 2018 Group B football match at Chesterfield FC Stadium, Chesterfield, UK on the 7th May 2018. Photo: Philip Oldham for FA

PREVIEW: Sheffield United v Charlton Athletic

Sheffield United will return to action for the first time in five weeks when they welcome Charlton Athletic to The Technique Stadium on Sunday.

The Blades have won their previous three matches but haven’t played since 7 February due to cancellations and the international break. Neil Redfearn’s side still sit third, 10 points behind joint-leaders Leicester City and Durham.

The Addicks, on the other hand, have moved away from the bottom of the table with their recent strong run of form and are unbeaten in their last four matches. Riteesh Mishra’s side will be hoping to capitalise on the lack of game time that Redfearn’s United side have seen recently, and a win could potentially move them six points clear of the drop zone.

Sheffield United could close the gap at the top to eight points, should the top two sides Leicester City and Durham draw when they face each other at Maiden Castle this weekend.

The previous fixture between Sheffield United and Charlton Athletic saw The Blades run out 1-0 winners at The Oakwood in a tight game. Despite a red card being shown to United defender Leandra Little, a Katie Wilkinson penalty was enough to secure the three points for the South Yorkshire club.

The FA Women’s Championship fixture between Sheffield United and Charlton Athletic is scheduled to kick-off at 2pm on Sunday and highlights will be made available on the FA Player.

Article author: Declan Clark

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