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Middlesbrough Keen To Offload Sheffield United Loanee On A Permanent Deal

Middlesbrough are open to the possibility of Sheffield United signing Marvin Johnson on a permanent basis, according to reports in the local media. The Blades signed the winger on a season-long loan back in August and he has gone on to make seven appearances under manager Chris Wilder. Boro are reportedly keen to offload Johnson …

Sheffield United Preparing Audacious Loan Offer For Premier League Ace

Sheffield United are preparing a bid for Southampton striker Shane Long, according to the Football Insider. The Blades are said to be keen on signing the Republic of Ireland international on loan during the January transfer window. It remains to be seen whether Southampton would consider letting the 31-year-old leave St Mary’s midway through the …

Wilder Reveals Henderson Cannot Be Recalled By Manchester United

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has confirmed that goalkeeper Dean Henderson will be staying with the club for the rest of the season. The 21-year-old is currently on loan from Manchester United but the Blades boss has said that the Red Devils do not have the option to recall the England Under 21 international during …

Duffy Praises Impact Of Sheffield United Summer Signing After Superb Derby Display

Sheffield United midfielder Mark Duffy has praised his teammate Oli Norwood for his performances this season. The Northern Irish international arrived from Brighton on loan back in August, with the deal set to be made permanent in January. Since joining the Blades, Norwood has proven to be an integral figure in the heart of midfield, and …

Sheffield United Battling Three Championship Teams For 21 Year Old Lighting Up League Two

Sheffield United are one of four Championship clubs chasing Lincoln winger Harry Anderson, according to reports in the UK. Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End and Norwich are also reportedly keen on the 21-year-old who has performed well in League Two this season. Anderson only joined Lincoln from Peterborough in the summer but he has been …

Portsmouth Ace Swiftly Denies Reports After Being Linked With Sheffield United Switch

Portsmouth forward Ronan Curtis has taken to Twitter to refute reports that he could be leaving Fratton Park. It is believed that Sheffield United have sent scouts to watch the winger in action, along with Premier League sides Brighton and Leicester City as well as fellow Championship clubs, Leeds, Derby County and Middlesbrough. However, Curtis …

Sheffield United Wing Back ‘Open’ To Extending His Contract At Bramall Lane

Sheffield United wing-back Enda Stevens says he is open to extending his stay at the Championship club. The 28-year-old’s current deal expires in 2020, and reports have indicated that the Blades will begin talks over an extension before the end of the year. When asked about his future at Bramall Lane, Stevens said he is …

Wilder Provides An Injury Update Ahead Of Sheffield United’s Game Against Derby

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has confirmed that he has a full-strength squad ahead of their trip to Derby tomorrow. Speaking at his pre-match press conference yesterday, the Blades boss says he is relieved that the club came out of international break unscathed: “The biggest thing for any manager is always that they come back …

Sheffield United Reportedly Preparing Swoop For Birmingham City Playmaker

Sheffield United are considering a January swoop for Birmingham City playmaker Jota, according to reports. The Spaniard signed from Brentford for approximately £6m in the summer of 2017 when Harry Redknapp was in charge. However, during his first season at St Andrew’s, Jota struggled to find his form as the Blues flirted with relegation. Under …

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 …