CONFIRMED: Sheffield United v Southampton line-ups

Here are the sides as Sheffield United host Southampton in the League Cup this evening.

Sheffield United: Howard, Harris, Basham, Flynn, Doyle, Murphy, McNulty, McEveley, Campbell-Ryce, Reed, Cuvelier

Subs: Baxter, McGahey, Higdon, Turner, Kennedy, Adams, Wallace

Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte (c), Gardos, Targett, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Bertrand, Mané, Long

Subs: K. Davis (GK), Yoshida, Alderweireld, Mayuka, Isgrove, Reed

Sheffield United’s league form should mean they’re confident heading into the difficult League Cup quarter-final against Southampton this evening.

The Blades are well placed in the League One play-off places and will be looking to cause an upset and prolong Southampton’s recent spell of poor form.

They’re the underdogs but they battled well to reach this point of the competition with a hard earned 2-1 win against the MK Dons.

This match represents an opportunity for Southampton to forget about their recent results in the Premier League.

Ronald Koeman has a good squad of players available and will utilise them effectively for this game and the rest of the season.

The Saints will be looking to get on top quickly during the game, silencing the home crowd and making lives comfortable for themselves ahead of the last four.

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