We look ahead to Saturday's last home game of the season
We look ahead to Saturday's last home match of the season against Rochdale.
United will be forced into a change at the back where captain Jake Wright is struggling with a back problem. Manager Chris Wilder admits it will be a big loss to be without his inspirational defender:
"The skipper looks like missing out. He got through the game last week but has had a bit of a back problem for a while. He has been magnificent all season but is just a touch sore this week and might miss out. I can’t speak highly enough of him on and off the pitch. In the tough times he has really stood out. I know there are awards to be given out and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he walked away with everything because he has been a first class professional all season" Chris told Yellow Player.
Michael Duberry and Michael Raynes look likely to join forces at the back if Wright is missing, while Tony Capaldi is fit again after his own back problem and is added to the squad that beat Dagenham.
"There will be late fitness tests on James Constable and JP Pittman" Chris Wilder said. "Tony Capaldi has trained all week and the young kids will still be floating about it because it was good for them to be involved in that environment last week, and to see Max Crocombe play and keep a clean sheet."
Rochdale Manager Keith Hill agreed a new three year deal yesterday and will be looking to celebrate by helping his side to complete the double over the U's.
The 43-year-old, the most successful manager in the club’s history, returned to Spotland in January and has already stamped his mark both on and off the pitch.
Former United loanee Andy Haworth is a familiar figure for Dale who are unbeaten in their last six games.
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Player of the Season
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The Boys of 62
It is fifty years since United first entered the Football League and the team that first got United to this level will be reunited tomorrow. The whole squad from the 1962/3 season will be our special guests and will be presented to the crowd at half time. We are sure you will give them a fantastic welcome home.
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