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Tony Mowbray rings the changes for today's clash at Bramall Lane

29 December 2018

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Tony Mowbray has made seven changes to his team to take on Sheffield United this afternoon from the starting XI that began at Leeds United on Boxing Day.

Harrison Reed, Richie Smallwood, Joe Rothwell, Ben Brereton, Lewis Travis, Elliott Bennett and Kasey Palmer all come into the team, as Mowbray rotates his side during a busy festive period.

The likes of Jack Rodwell, Adam Armstrong, Bradley Dack, Danny Graham and Corry Evans all drop to the bench, whilst Amari'i Bell misses out on the squad altogether.

Travis starts in Rovers colours for the first time in the league, as does Brereton, who missed out on the Boxing Day clash through illness.

Bennett returns following injury, which has kept him out of the last few Rovers games, and he comes in at right back in place of Ryan Nyambe, who limped off at Elland Road with what looked like a hamstring injury.

Hosts Sheffield United name an unchanged team from the one that started against Derby County at Bramall Lane three days ago, meaning Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick will continue leading the line for Chris Wilder's Blades.

Kick-off this afternoon is at 3pm and you can follow all the action via iFollow Rovers or across our social media channels.

Rovers: Raya, Bennett, Lenihan, Mulgrew (c), Williams, Reed, Smallwood, Travis, Rothwell, Palmer, Brereton

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Rodwell, Armstrong, Graham, Dack, Downing, Evans.

Sheffield United: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, Fleck O'Connell, Basham, Sharp (c), Egan, Norwood, McGoldrick, Duffy.

Substitutes: Moore, Clarke, Coutts, Stearman, Johnson, Cranie, Washington.

Referee: Anthony Taylor.

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