The defender is the new signing at Bramall Lane having arrived on a season long-loan from Tottenham.
Playing as a centre-half, Carter-Vickers has made a good start to life at Sheffield United with the defender keeping three clean sheets in five appearances, as well as bagging one goal to his name.
He’s been a key part of Sheffield United’s fine start to the season, with The Blades keeping clean sheets in three of their last five matches. In fact, his team have only lost once at home this season.
Going up against Reading forwards Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Sone Aluko, Carter-Vickers will be a key player if Sheffield United want to maintain their impressive run.
Enda Stevens is another new signing at Bramall Lane having a completed a permanent move from Portsmouth in the summer. He can play anywhere down the left hand side of the pitch at either left-back in a back four or as a left winger in a midfield five.
The 27 year-old has so far been used as the latter. The move has proven to be a fantastic one with the Irishman assisting four goals so far this season.
Stevens has also played his part from a defensive point of view, having managed to average an impressive 2.2 tackles per game and 1.5 interceptions per game. This could therefore lead to a fascinating battle between Stevens and Reading’s right winger, likely to be Garath McCleary or Sone Aluko.
However, Sheffield United will likely use Stevens as a threat going forward in order to provide width and stretch the play. Therefore, either Chris Gunter or Leandro Bacuna will be tasked with preventing the attacking danger that Stevens possesses.
The final player that Reading fans should keep an eye is Leon Clarke. He has been in superb form for the Blades with four goals in nine appearances, making him joint top goal-scorer for his side.
During the Sheffield derby Clarke was excellent throughout the match with his movement and hold up play. Therefore, the likes of Liam Moore and Tiago Ilori will have a tough battle on their hands keeping the former Bury striker quiet.