Steve Morison can be pleased with his instant impact as Cardiff City’s interim manager, accumulating 10 points from his first six games in charge.
Three of those points were claimed last weekend against Luton Town, when goals either side of half time from Rubin Colwill and Sean Morrison helped secure a 2-1 victory at Kenilworth Road.
The Bluebirds are now sitting 20th in the Championship table, five points clear of the relegation zone as well as five points behind Saturday’s opponents Sheffield United in 13th place.
Cardiff head into their encounter with the Blades having lost seven of their last eight league matches on home soil, failing to score on six occasions in the process.
With their next three fixtures against teams currently positioned in the bottom half of the table, including two games at the Cardiff City Stadium, Morison will be hoping that his side can turn their fortunes around in the Welsh capital and climb further away from danger.
Paul Heckingbottom got off to a winning start as Sheffield United manager when his side claimed a 2-0 win at home against Bristol City last weekend, thanks to strikes from Rhian Brewster and Billy Sharp.
After a brief spell as interim manager at the back end of last season, the 44-year-old has now signed a four-and-a-half-year contract to take over from Slavisa Jokanovic, who was sacked by the Blades last week.
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Victory against the Robins has moved the South Yorkshire outfit 10 points clear of the relegation zone, and Heckingbottom will now be hoping that his new team can put a good run of form together and challenge for a place in the top six, rather than having to look over their shoulders.
Sheffield United will, however, be faced with a difficult challenge against a Cardiff side who they have failed to beat in each of their last six meetings, drawing and losing three games each in the process.
Their last triumph against the Bluebirds was in Wales, when they claimed an impressive 3-0 win in the Championship back in March 2009