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Ahead of facing Reading on Good Friday, everything appeared set up for Sheffield United to strengthen their hold of a playoff spot against a team fourth from bottom.
However, the unpredictability of the Championship once again came to the fore, the Blades’ 12-match unbeaten streak at home coming to an end with a 2-1 defeat.
A lack of attacking options is hindering Paul Heckingbottom at this stage of the campaign, but that should not be used as an excuse for a run of just three wins from 10 matches.
While Sheffield United still occupy sixth spot, Middlesbrough will overtake them should they prevail in their game in hand, and it highlights the importance of gaining a result from their upcoming fixture.
Oli McBurnie has been required to feature on a regular basis in recent weeks, but the Scot remains without a goal in the Championship this season, failing to net in 1013 minutes of football.
On the back of a good win in the Potteries, Pearson is unlikely to go out of his way to make changes to his Bristol City XI.
However, Han-Noah Massengo may replace Joe Williams in midfield with Pearson having previously erred on the side of caution with the latter’s hamstring issues.
Heckingbottom will almost certainly freshen up his Sheffield United starting lineup with Sander Berge expected to feature in midfield.
Iliman Ndiaye should replace Ben Osborn behind either McBurnie or Daniel Jebbison, while Chris Basham and Jack Robinson will hope to return in defence.
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Billy Sharp will not come back into contention until April 23 at the earliest as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.
Bristol City possible starting lineup:
Bentley; Cundy, Klose, Atkinson; Scott, Weimann, James, Massengo, Dasilva; Martin, Semenyo
Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Foderingham; Basham, Egan, Davies; Baldock, Norwood, Berge, Stevens; Gibbs-White, Ndiaye; McBurnie