Sheffield United had a difficult start to the campaign following their relegation from the Premier League, as they headed into a new era under the management of Slavisa Jokanovic.
They began with a home clash against Birmingham City, and were handed a 1-0 defeat, before they came out of a trip to Swansea with a point following a goalless draw.
The Blades then fell to a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of West Bromwich Albion, and a late Levi Colwill goal saw them lose 2-1 at home to Huddersfield Town before they drew 0-0 with Luton in the final game prior to the recent international break.
In need of a reaction upon their return to Championship football, having recorded just two points and one goal from five outings, Jokanovic’s men produced on Saturday, as they picked up a dominant 6-2 home victory over Peterborough.
Exciting prospect Iliman Ndiaye opened the scoring, and a Jack Marriott equaliser saw them head into half time level, but the Blades came out firing with John Fleck and Ben Osborn establishing a two-goal lead before Morgan Gibbs-White added a fourth and Osborn and Ndiaye each hit their second goals.
The South Yorkshire outfit will now be desperate to build on that with what would be another crucial victory on Tuesday, as they look to build consistency and climb the Chamionship table.
They take on a Preston North End side who had a similarly difficult start to the Championship season, having lost their opening three games.
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The visitors bounced back from that start with a 1-0 home win over Peterborough United, as defender Patrick Bauer netted the only goal of the game,
before they made it back-to-back victories by defeating Swansea City 3-1 on home turf, with Sepp van den Berg, Emil Riis Jakobsen and Ben Whiteman getting on the scoresheet after Joel Piroe had put the visitors ahead.
Frankie McAvoy’s side made the trip to take on Bristol City on Saturday, with the hopes of recording a third straight league win, but neither side were able to break the deadlock as the game finished goalless