Blades target three points in fight for automatic promotion

Sheffield United hope to continue their automatic promotion push against play-off contenders Bristol City this Saturday.

The Blades currently sit second, four points off top-of-the-table Norwich and one point above third place Leeds.

Manager Chris Wilder has no new injury concerns but will be without striker Gary Madine who is still serving a three match ban after a serious foul on Brentford defender Ezri Konza.

The Blades will be hoping to build on their narrow 1-0 victory against promotion rivals Leeds before the international break.

Bristol City hope to change their luck after a poor run of form where they haven’t managed a win in six games, most recently drawing with rock bottom Ispwich Town at Ashton Gate.

However, the Robins are only two points of a playoff spot, and have a particularly good away record clocking eight wins and 28 points on the road this season so they could cause some problems for the Blades on Saturday.

Every win is crucial for United to remain above Leeds in the race for automatic promotion and their home form this season proves they will be a difficult team to beat, having taken 42 out of a possible 48 points at Bramall Lane.

With only eight games to go, both teams need all three points to be successful in their campaigns to be in the Premier League next season.