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Sheffield United One To Watch: Matt Kilgallon

Sheffield United One To Watch: Matt Kilgallon

Cardiff City travel to Sheffield United tomorrow to face a Blades team plummeting down the table after back-to-back defeats and injury problems. Vital Cardiff City selects the player most likely to cause us a problem as we look for three points.


Paddy Kenny is a proven Championship performer but is banned through illegal drug use. Darius Henderson always causes us problems while ginger winger Stephen Quinn is a persistent annoyance and scored against us last season. Another familiar foe is veteran centre-back Chris Morgan who is dangerous at set-pieces (and other times, just ask Iain Hume!).


However, centre-back Matthew Kilgallon is the player selected as the 'best' in the Blades squad. Kilgallon is the ultimate defender with a powerful yet agile build. He is good in the air and has decent pace, coupled with a balanced posture which sees him very difficult to beat by any striker.

Kilgallon is valued in the millions and could well be on his way out of Brammall Lane in January unless they are fighting for promotion. A number of Premiership clubs have assessed the former Leeds United man and his is rated one of the most promising players outside the top division.

Cardiff City will not want to lose the game, but are in good form and will be ideally looking for the win. That is an extremely tough ask but we know we can score goals and have improved greatly at the back in recent weeks. Much depends on the dynamic of the game and whether we can exploit the space and pressurise the injury-hit and under-pressure Blades. Michael Chopra and Jay Bothroyd are key to that and if they can find a way past Kilgallon and co - a win is a realistic possibility.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday October 23 2009
Time: 4:11PM

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