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Sheffield United Loanee Backs Himself To Get England Call Up

Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has set his sights on being England’s number one at senior level. The Manchester United loanee believes his loan spell at the Blades will give him the platform to push on towards achieving that ambition: “This is the next step up and I’m looking at the number one shirt. I’m not …

Giggs Backs Woodburn After “Difficult” Loan Spell At Sheffield United

Wales manager Ryan Giggs is backing forward Ben Woodburn to make it through his difficult start to life at Sheffield United. The Welsh international moved on a season-long loan from Liverpool in the summer but has failed to set things alight at Bramall Lane since his arrival. When asked about the difficulties that Woodburn is …

Wilder Explains Why Sheffield United Loanee Can Play Against His Own Team On Saturday

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has explained the reason why Ryan Leonard will be allowed to face his parent club when the Blades play Millwall on Saturday. The midfielder sealed a six-month loan move back in August but the United boss says that 26-year-old’s switch to the Lions is effectively a permanent deal: “Like Ollie …

‘Work Rate Is Incredible’ ‘Class Act’ – Sheffield United Fans Hail Impact Of Freebie Striker

There was some scepticism after Sheffield United striker David McGoldrick was signed on a free transfer in the summer. The 30-year-old was released by Ipswich at the end of last season, but since his arrival at Bramall Lane, he has performed very well for Chris Wilder’s side. His late winner against Preston at the weekend …

Sheffield United v Birmingham City – Match Preview And Predicted XI

Sheffield United will want to react quickly after suffering a setback last time out against Bristol City at Ashton Gate. The 1-0 defeat to the Robins means Chris Wilder’s men will head into tomorrow night’s game against Birmingham City sitting in fifth place with 12 points from seven games. The Blades will have John Fleck …

Wilder Reveals Sheffield United Star Is Close To First Team Return After A Year Out

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has confirmed Paul Coutts is expected to return to first-team action by the beginning of next month. The 30-year-old has been out with a broken leg since November 2017 after a challenge by striker Marvin Sordell in the 3-1 win over Burton Albion. Coutts stepped up his recovery by playing for the Under …

‘Officially a cult hero already!’ ‘What A Lad! – Fans Hail Sheffield United Loanee’s Trolling Of Rivals

Sheffield United loanee Dean Henderson has further ingratiated himself to Blades fans with an Instagram post at the weekend. The 20-year-old played for England’s Under 21s at Carrow Road on Thursday, and while walking through the Canaries’ training base, the goalkeeper sung the chant “Take Your Time, Take Your Time, Sheff United:” Dean Henderson what …

Sheffield United Boss Warns Players Against Complacency After Villa Mauling

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder wants to keep his players’ feet firmly on the ground following their 4-1 demolition of Aston Villa last weekend. The Blades started the season with two defeats, but have come roaring back with four consecutive wins to move them up to third in the Championship table heading into the international …

‘Welcome to the Lane’ ‘1980s tackle’ – Blades Fans React To Crunching Challenge On Villa’s Star Man

Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram’s crunching tackle on Jack Grealish got one of the biggest cheers of the afternoon in the superb win against Aston Villa at the weekend. The 24-year-old took the ball cleanly but also flattened the Villans star, and it certainly got Blades fans on their feet: #sufc #twitterblades lundstram tackle pic.twitter.com/gZniWtD3WQ …

Wilder hoping to sign Ashley Fletcher before loan window shuts

Sheffield United are interested in signing Middlesbrough striker Ashley Fletcher on loan before the transfer deadline for such deals ends on August 31. The Blades are known to be in the market for another forward, despite having various options up front already. And out-of-favour striker Fletcher is said to be Wilder’s No.1 target. Fletcher signed …

The Blades have turned their season around, but can they challenge for promotion?

Three wins on the bounce and suddenly the world is looking a whole lot rosier for passionate Blades fans. They had to endure taunts after back-to-back defeats against Swansea and Middlesbrough at the start of the season, but they have roared back to form in the past few weeks. The odds on them achieving promotion …

Feature: 2009 Playoff XI – Where Are They Now?

2006/07 remains Sheffield United’s last appearance in the top flight this century. Even though the efforts of players like Rob Hulse, Phil Jagielka and Paddy Kenny were honest enough that season, the final tally of 38 points says everything. Just two more goals, in the preceding ten months of league action, would have changed the …

Wilder sets Paul Coutts return date

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has revealed that he hopes to have Scottish midfielder Paul Coutts available for the club again by the end of next month. Coutts was one of United’s star performers last season before sustaining a fractured tibia in the club’s 3-1 victory over Burton Albion to send them top of the …

Blades sign Oliver Norwood

Sheffield United have officially completed the signing of Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Oliver Norwood on loan until January, where the deal will become permanent. Norwood is one of the most coveted Championship midfielders around at the moment, having won back to back promotions with Brighton and then Fulham in the last two seasons – …

United goalkeeper wants England No.1 spot

Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson says he hopes his loan switch to the Blades will help his cause towards becoming England’s No.1. The stopper is on loan for the season from Manchester United, and is highly rated at Old Trafford. The 21-year-old has never made an appearance at United, but has spent time on loan …