BRAMALL LANE (Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting lineups for the League One opening clash between Sheffield United and Notts County at Bramall Lane.
For Sheffield United Tony McMahon failed to recover from an ankle injury and Darryl Westlake starts in his place in defense, while George Long has won the battle to start in goal for home side.
Manager David Weir has also decided to start with Chris Porter as part of his attack with Lyle Taylor, who was also impressive in pre-season on the bench.
For Notts County both Dean Leacock and Mustapha Dumbuya start in the back line, while summer recruit Mark Fotheringham and Danny Haynes both making their debuts.
Sheffield United v Notts County
Sheffield United: Long, Westlake, Williams, Doyle, Maguire, Collins, Brandy, McGinn, Porter, McDonald, Murphy
Subs: Howard, Hill, Flynn, Taylor, Coady, McGinty, McFadzean
Notts County: Bialkowski, Dumbuya, Sheehan, Boucaud, Leacock, Liddle, Labadie, Fotheringham, Haynes, Campbell-Ryce, Arquin
Subs: Coombes, Smith, Showunmi, Zoko, Thompson, Spiess, Tempest
Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)