Wrexham v Sheffield United LIVE commentary: Hollywood-backed National League side welcome high-flying Blades to Racecourse Ground as they seek FA Cup upset – kick-off time, team news and talkSPORT coverage

    Wrexham are the only National League side remaining in the FA Cup and they sense an upset against Sheffield United.

    The Welsh side, owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, have enjoyed a sublime season in the league and cup and stunned Coventry City 4-3 in the last round.

    Non-league Wrexham beat Coventry in the third-round to progress through in the FA Cup


    Non-league Wrexham beat Coventry in the third-round to progress through in the FA Cup

    Reynolds has already become a hero in Wrexham along with McElhenney

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    Reynolds has already become a hero in Wrexham along with McElhenney

    Phil Parkinson’s team are playing with swagger and are unbeaten in their last 21 games in all competitions.

    But their fourth round opponents are flying high in the Championship.

    The Blades have been the second-best team in England’s second tier and are looking almost certain to be automatically promoted.

    However, they will be desperate to avoid an FA Cup upset against Wrexham, who fans of the Welcome to Wrexham documentary will know boast plenty of character in their team.

    Wrexham v Sheffield United: talkSPORT coverage

    This FA Cup fourth-round tie is set to take place on Sunday, January 29.

    Kick-off at the Racecourse Ground is scheduled for 4:30pm.

    talkSPORT will have live commentary from Wales, with Adrian Durham serving as your host, while Jim Proudfoot and former Scotland international Chris Iwelumo will provide commentary.

    To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

    You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

    Mullin has been a goalscoring machine for Wrexham


    Mullin has been a goalscoring machine for Wrexham

    Wrexham v Sheffield United: Team news

    Wrexham’s star man Paul Mullin will lead the line after scoring 26 goals already this season.

    The hosts don’t have any injury concerns and Phil Parkinson will have choices to make all across the pitch, with every squad member pushing for a start.

    Meanwhile, the visitors will be without Ciaran Clark, Enda Stevens, John Fleck, Rhian Brewster and Rhys Norrington-Davies.

    Oli McBurnie returned as a substitute last weekend, but Daniel Jebbison is expected to lead the line with Billy Sharp.

    Sheffield United have had a great season and a return to the top-flight is possible


    Sheffield United have had a great season and a return to the top-flight is possible

    Wrexham v Sheffield United: What has been said?

    Wrexham icon Mullin exclusively told talkSPORT: “With the Coventry game especially and the Sheffield United game, we go into it expecting to win the game and try our best to win the game.

    “We set up a plan and work on it to beat the opposition no matter who they are and I think the lads in the dressing room went into the Coventry game full of belief that we could go and get the job done. 

    “For us it was back to more important games on Tuesday which is the league, it’s your bread and butter, where you earn your money and I think Tuesday was just as big a win [2-1 vs promotion rivals Bromley] but we won’t fear going into any game.”

    Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom: “We are picking a team to win it we have other things.

    “We would love to win this and have more games in the cup but we also have 18 games in the league to focus on as well.”

    Wrexham v Sheffield United: Match facts

    • This is only the second ever FA Cup encounter between Wrexham and Sheffield United, with the Blades winning 5-1 in the other in the first round in 1983-84.
    • Sheffield United last faced Wrexham in any competition back in September 2004 in a League Cup tie at the Racecourse Ground, winning 3-2 with a brace from Andy Gray and goal from Phil Jagielka.
    • Wrexham are looking to reach the FA Cup fifth round for the first time since the 1996-97 campaign, when they got to the quarter-finals. They are the first non-league side to score 3+ goals in each of the first, second and third rounds of the FA Cup in a season (excluding replays) since Farnborough in 2002-03. No non-league side has scored 3+ goals in four games in a row since the Football League was created in 1888.
    • Sheffield United have progressed from seven of their last eight FA Cup ties against non-league teams, failing only in 2018-19 when they lost 1-0 to Barnet at Bramall Lane.
    • Wrexham’s Paul Mullin has scored eight goals in his last six appearances in the FA Cup proper and has scored six in three games this season. The last player to score in the first, second, third and fourth rounds of the FA Cup for a non-league team was Colin Williams in 1984-85 for Telford United.

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