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Where: Bramall Lane, Sheffield.
When: Saturday 9 August, 12.15 BST.
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Title favourites Sheffield United host Bristol City at Bramall Lane in the curtain raiser of the new 2014/15 League One season.
Blades manager Nigel Clough has been busy in the transfer market this summer and has signed no fewer than eight new players, with the likes of Chris Basham and Ben Davies joining the club from Blackpool and Derby County respectively.
United are having to cope with the loss of defender Harry Maguire though, who joined Hull City in a £2.5m deal and key players Stefan Scougall and Jose Baxter are also injury doubts for this clash.
Fellow new signings James Wallace – who joined from Tranmere Rovers – and Michael Higdon (NEC Nijmegen) are also unlikely to feature due to fitness problems.
Clough’s opposite number Steve Cotterill has also been busy in the transfer market, bringing in six new faces and Mark Little, Luke Ayling, Wade Elliott, Korey Smith, Luke Freeman and Aaron Wilbraham are all in contention to start.
The only concern for Cotterill ahead of the game is the fitness of defender Karleigh Osborne.
City have not beaten United since 1957 – a run of 18 matches – and have also not won the opening day of a new campaign since the 2008/09 season.