BRAMALL LANE (Sporting Alert) — Tony McMahon remains questionable for Sheffield United at they prepare to kick-off the 125th season of The Football League against Notts County at Bramall Lane on Friday.
McMahon is still be bothered by an ankle problem and manager David Weir reveals that the defender is a “touch and go” for the clash, but Marcus Williams is expected to be fit to play, following a minor back problem that forced him to be subbed out in the friendly with Atromitos FC.
Weir will start the season with Shaun Miller and Diego De Girolamo both on the sidelines with long-term knee injuries.
Meanwhile, Darryl Westlake is the name set to take the place of McMahon, should he failed a late fitness test, while Lyle Taylor and Chris Porter are yet to know who will start in the attack.
Weir hopes his team can take motivation from recent comments.
“There is a feeling within the group that we should be playing in the Championship, but we are where we are and we are in League One for a reason, unfortunately,” he said.
“My job is to address that in the coming months and the hard work started the day I took charge of this fantastic club.”
Notts County manager Chris Kiwomya, in the meantime, is expected to have a full squad to select from with the club dismissing reported that skipper Dean Leacock and Mustapha Dumbuya were doubtful for the contest after missing the pre-season game against Ipswich.
Summer signings Andy Haworth, David Bell, Danny Haynes, Mark Fotheringham and Malcolm Melvin, are all hoping to make their debuts.