Following Sheffield United’s miraculous recovery against non-league Wrexham in the FA Cup, Paul Heckingbottom’s men can look forward to their next two games – a replay against Wrexham on February 7 and a local derby game against Rotherham United on February 4.
First up is the Blades’ match against Rotherham. The Millers shocked everyone last time they took on United, as they emerged 1-0 victors at Bramall Lane. As such, United will hunting for immediate revenge.
Rotherham were the last team to inflict defeat upon the Blades in all competitions, coming all the way back in November. Despite their lowly position in the table, Rotherham have been impressive in their last two games – beating Blackburn Rovers 4-0 and drawing 1-1 with Watford.
Sheffield United’s last game came against Wrexham in the FA Cup fourth round – despite falling down to ten men and trailing late on, a last-minute equaliser from John Egan spared the Blades from FA Cup ignominy.
As such, United will play Ryan Reynolds and Rob Wrexham in a replay at Bramall Lane. While United will be expected to win, given that they have the home advantage, Wrexham are not a team to be written off. The hype created by the Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney is certainly raising the profile of the National League outfit and seems to be improving the product on the pitch.
Wrexham have been blazing a red hot trail in the National League as of late. They have won their last six games, including a 3-0 away win over Gateshead and a 5-0 win over Solihull Moors. The Wrexham owners have a vision of seeing their team playing in the Premier League facing the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham.
Sheffield United’s last few league games have also been fruitful. The Blades have won seven of their last eight games and currently sit second in the Championship table.