Sheffield United vs Sheffield Wednesday live stream – Express Sport brings you all the action from the Steel City derby.
19:15: Sky Sports’ Championship expert David Prutton believes we’re in for a thrilling 90 minutes at Bramall Lane.
“A new era begins for Sheffield Wednesday under Jos Luhukay, and what a place it is for him to start,” he said.
“If he didn’t know what the Steel City derby was about already, he will by the end of Friday night.
“It’s a real baptism of fire for him.
“The first game between these two at Hillsborough was one of the games of the season in the Championship and, once again, this is a tough one to call.
“I’m going to have to go for an entertaining draw.
“2-2 with Leon Clarke to score first.”
18:45: Sheffield United’s three new signings are on the bench as Chris Wilder reverts to the starting XI that drew at Derby on New Year’s Day.
Jos Luhukay makes two changes to the Sheffield Wednesday XI that drew with Carlisle in the FA Cup last Saturday.
Jordan Rhodes and Daniel Pudil replace George Boyd and Atdhe Nuhiu.
Sheffield United: Moore, Baldock, O’Connell, Stearman, Stevens, Duffy, Basham, Lundstram, Fleck, Clarke, Donaldson
Subs: Blackman, Sharp, Wilson, Wright, Leonard, Evans, Lafferty
Sheffield Wednesday: Wildsmith, Palmer, Venancio, Loovens, Pudil, Fox, Jones, Reach, Wallace, Rhodes, Joao
Subs: Dawson, Butterfield, Nuhiu, Matias, Boyd, Clare, Thornily
18:30: Good evening and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of the Steel City derby between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday.
It looks set to be a corker of a Championship clash between the bitter rivals.
Let’s start with the Owls. They have a new manager in the dugout – Dutchman Jos Luhukay.
The Bundesliga promotion expert has no experience of English football but is aware of the importance of this game to the fans.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Luhukay said: “It’s important for the team and for the players to have a good feeling after the game.
“Derbies are highlights in a season, they are not normal games.”
United also have some new faces on show.
Chris Wilder strengthened his squad this week with the captures of James Wilson from Manchester United, Ryan Leonard from Southend and Lee Evans from Wolves.
They are unlikely to start but will be desperate to make an impact if they do get on the pitch.
We will have team news in half an hour while kick off is 75 minutes away.