Matt’s ready for second Lane loan

Prolific spell: Winger Matt Phillips
Prolific spell: Winger Matt Phillips
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BRAMALL Lane loan sensationa Matt Phillips has stated he would be interested in re-joining Sheffield United on a temporary basis if he is deemed surplus to requirements at Blackpool.

The 20-year-old, along with striker Billy Clarke, returned to the Seasiders a week ago following a productive one-month stint at the League One side.

Phillips signed off in style in his farewell appearance by claiming a superb solo goal against Bradford City in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. It was his sixth goal in as many starts and the winger injected some muchneeded pace into the Blades’ attack.

Manager Danny Wilson has confirmed he wants to bring back Phillips and Clarke and is understood to be in discussions with the Championship outfit over the talented duo.

“I would definitely come back if an opportunity arose,” Phillips told The Star. “I have got see what Ian Holloway [Blackpool manager] thinks now. Obviously he sent me away to get minutes and I’ve done that so we will take it from there.

“I went to United wanting to add goals to my game and I feel I have done that. Hopefully I helped the club along the way.”

He added: “It has been great to come to a big club like United and play every week. I have been over the moon with how things have worked out and I would like to thank the lads and management for making me feel so welcome.”

In Phillips’ absence, United returned to winning ways, cruising to a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Oxford United in the first round of the FA Cup to set up another home clash with Torquay, who beat Chesterfield 3-1.