Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 11:52 30/07/2013
Sheffield United will be aiming to make a winning start to their League 1 campaign against Notts County this Friday, watch a free live football stream of Sheffield United v Notts County from 19:45 (BST)
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Former Rangers and Everton player David Weir begins his managerial career at Bramall Lane with the task of guiding Sheffield United back to the Championship. The Blades results went wayward at a crucial point in the 2012-13 League 1 season prompting the exit of Danny Wilson and defeat to Yeovil Town in the play-off semi finals has resulted in another season in English football's third tier. At Bet365's odds of 10/1 to win League 1 and 10/3 to gain promotion to the Championship though, Sheffield United are one of the leading contenders in the competition and will be looking for a good start on Friday. New signing Fabien Brandy could be in line for his debut after joing from Walsall in the summer transfer window along with Sean McGinty who moved on a free from Manchester United and Liverpool loanee Conor Coady.
Their opponents would need to make a big improvement on their mid-table finish last season with the play-offs perhaps Notts County's best hope of gaining promotion. Chris Kiwomya did enough as interim manager win the wake of Keith Curle's sacking last season and now has the job on a permanent basis. Kiwomya has strengthened the Magpies squad with a number of free transfers with Andy Haworth, Danny Haynes, Mustapha Dumbuya, David Bell and Mark Fotheringham all set for debuts and it will be interesting to see if those additions can bring about a higher League 1 finish.
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In the 2011-12 season Sheff Utd won both home and away encounters between the sides which each featured a red card, but last season Notts County improved and both fixtures ended as 1-1 draws, although the Blades did win 1-4 away at Meadow Lane in the Football League Trophy.
Bet365 Match Odds:
10/11 Sheff Utd
16/5 Notts Co
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