Seasiders pair show their spooky understanding at Bramall Lane

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MATT Phillips and Billy Clarke possess an almost telepathic understanding of each others games, Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson insisted last night.

The attacking duo, on-loan from Championship club Blackpool, have made a huge impact at Bramall Lane since arriving on month long deals two weeks ago.

Phillips, an England under-20 international, has scored three times in four appearances for United while Clarke, the former Ipswich Town striker, boasts five assists.

Wilson, speaking ahead of today’s League One meeting with Exeter City, said: “They almost seem to have a sixth sense. I think coming here together has definitely helped them to integrate and settle-in although having the right attitudes is just as important.”

United climbed to fourth in the table when they overcame MK Dons 2-1 in midweek with Phillips claiming the decisive effort midway through the second-half.

Exeter are 20th having lifted themselves out of the relegation zone after beating Walsall by the same scoreline.

“Winning at Walsall is not an easy feat,” Wilson said. “Our game against MK was a good one for the neutrals but I thought we showed a lot more penetration.”

Meanwhile, tickets are still available for next month’s reunion of the United team which achieved a Steel City double over Sheffield Wednesday in 1991/92.

Carl Bradshaw, one of those scheduled to attend, said: “We had a team put together on a shoe string, but with me, Dane Whitehouse, Jamie Hoyland and an emerging Mitch Ward we had Sheffield lads who were all Blades running down the spine of the team. We knew exactly what it meant and many of theirs didn’t.”

Tickets to the November 17 event at Bramall Lane are priced £25 per person or £180 for a table of ten and are available from the box office.