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On Tuesday, Villa will be looking to extend their 100% league record at Bramall Lane as they take on Sheffield United.
Once again, to get the lowdown on the Blades, I’ve asked long time United fan Rob (@scholarrob).
Are you happy with the business United have done in this window?
Very happy, we have a limited budget but used it wisely to bring in three players. Chris Wilder has been after players with pedigree, for example James Wilson on loan from Man United, has had a tough time with injuries but could be a real bonus.
If you could, which past Sheffield United player would you bring into the starting XI?
Brian Deane, without a doubt. Deano is the best centre forward I’ve seen in 50 years following the Blades.
How confident are you that United can get into the play-offs?
I think we have a very good squad of players with two good players for every position, so I wouldn’t discount us, but It would still be a real achievement if we made the play offs.
Was the 2-2 draw between the two sides in December a good point or two dropped?
Having been 2-0 down it has to be seen as a good point we gained at Villa. It was a good performance that once again showed that we are a match for any team in the league.
Last time I asked you where Villa would finish in the table, you said 5th or 6th, has Villa’s recent good form swayed your opinion?
I still think Villa will finish in the play off positions. Derby are catchable but I have a feeling Fulham will be strong in the second half of the season.
Score prediction for Tuesday?
I think it will be a draw again on Tuesday. 1-1 this time.