Leeds United will be looking to make it two wins on the bounce against Sheffield United on Sunday and they’ve been handed a big boost ahead of the clash at Bramall Lane.

Centre-back and skipper John Egan was sent off as the Blades went down 1-0 last weekend.

He tussled with Ollie Watkins and was deemed to have denied a goal-scoring opportunity.

With no appeal lodged by Sheffield United, Egan will miss the game and pose a real selection problem for Chris Wilder.

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Sheffield United were struggling before this blow.

They haven’t scored in either of their games this season and that’s on the back of three straight defeats at the end of last season.

In all, Sheffield United have only scored once in their last five Premier League games.

Sheffield United had a good defence last season but conceded six goals in the two games that Egan missed.

The most likely replacement for Egan is 38-year-old Phil Jagielka, who played in last week’s EFL Cup defeat to Burnley.

He could be a real target for Leeds who have an abundance of pace up front, with Jack Harrison and Helder Costa in blistering form.

We don’t want to count chickens but it seems like a brilliant time to play Wilder’s Blades. And two wins in a row, alongside a narrow defeat to Liverpool, would represent a fantastic start to the season.

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