Caolan Lavery could make Sheffield United debut against Peterborough

Caolan Lavery could make Sheffield United debut against Peterborough

Sheffield United striker Caolan Lavery is hoping to make his first appearance for the club in the home game against Peterborough.

Lavery has been working his way towards full fitness since signing from city rivals Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee at the end of last month, but boss Chris Wilder confirmed he will be included in his squad.

Midfielder Chris Basham returned to full training this week and is hoping to shake off a hip injury that forced him out of last week's win at AFC Wimbledon.

The Blades have won their last three league matches, but Wilder will consider making changes with defenders James Wilson and Chris Hussey, plus midfielders John Fleck and Stefan Scougall all in contention.

Andrew Hughes will serve a one-match ban for Peterborough following his dismissal against Port Vale last week.

The defender was given his marching orders for deliberate handball deep into stoppage time against Vale, who snatched a last-gasp 2-2 draw at London Road, and he will therefore miss the trip to Bramall Lane.

Posh were earlier this week rocked by the news that midfielder Jermaine Anderson is likely to miss the rest of the season after rupturing his ACL in the first half of last Saturday's draw.

Midfielder Brad Inman and striker Lee Angol remain on the sidelines with ankle injuries.