Preview: South Yorkshire weekend football

In the Championship, Sheffield United will travel to Bristol City on Sunday hoping to recover from last weeks lacklustre defeat to Preston North End.

The blades had the lions share of possession against Preston and had more shots taken and chances created. However, Alan Browne’s second-half winner kept Preston North End’s play-off hopes alive and effectively ended Sheffield United’s.

Tensions have been high at Bramall lane since the teams slump in form derailed their push for promotion.

This has led to Manager Chris Wilder suggesting he could leave the club if the board does not agree to stump up some cash for new players.

Some of the Sheffield United team may be playing for their chance to stay at the club next season.

The game will start at 12:30 at the Ashton Gate Stadium.


Sheffield Wednesday will play Norwich at 12:30 on Sunday afternoon, and will hope to build on last weeks impressive defensive performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A result for Wednesday would have little effect on their league position, however star stricker Atdhe Nuhiu will hope to score against a solid Norwich defence.

The Kosovo international has been offered a new deal by the Owls this week after a string of good performances.

The target man has been at Wednesday since July 2013 and has scored 27 goals in 174 league games.


Barnsley will travel to Pride park on Sunday, kicking off at 12:30 what could be one of their toughest games of their season.

Derby are looking to get a place in the play offs and the opportunity to reach the Premier League.

Meanwhile, the Tykes have it all to play for to stay in the Championship next season, as they are currently 21st. They also have a significant goal difference between themselves and 22nd placed Burton Albion (-21 to -42 respectively).


In League One high flying Rotherham will host Blackpool at the new York Stadium and will look to extend their existing three point lead over 5th placed Scunthorpe.

Rotherham, currently 4th, are firmly in contention for a play off place on 76 points.

The Millers will be looking to end the season with a win after slumping to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Plymouth Argyle, courtesy of a 91st minute penalty.


Doncaster Rovers will face an uphill battle to take three points  from a home game against Wigan Athletic at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Wigan player Will Grigg has been on fire all season and the Rovers could struggle.

After a disappointing performance against struggling AFC Wimbledon, the players will want to give fans something to cheer at the end of the season.