‘More to come from Wallace’ says Clough

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Manager Nigel Clough has warned Sheffield United supporters that they have not yet seen the best of James Wallace, as the midfielder works his way towards full fitness following injury.

Clough, who signed Wallace from Tranmere Rovers in the summer, was frustrated after injury prevented the former Everton youngster from starting the season in the United side.

But after making a full recovery, Wallace has impressed the Bramall Lane crowd with a series of authoritative displays - the latest of which saw United come from behind once again to almost snatch three points against Leyton Orient on Saturday, before being denied by a 98th-minute equaliser.

Wallace, who almost opened his account for United in that game before somehow hooking the ball over the crossbar from close range, was otherwise excellent before being taken off in the 72nd minute and Clough said: “He’s fine, but just started to tighten and stiffen up a little bit. He’ll get that as he continues to work towards full fitness.

“And when he does, which will be in the next month or so, he’ll be a handful. I don’t know how he missed that chance, and I doubt he could do it again, but we were delighted with his contribution.”