SHEFFIELD United could be forced to play four games in nine days following the postponement of their match against Brentford last weekend.
Danny Wilson’s side, already facing a backlog of fixtures between now and the end of the League One campaign, saw their schedule complicated further when South Yorkshire Police (SYP) advised the contest, which had been selected for live broadcast, should not go ahead as planned.
With two of the last remaining midweek slots filled by re-arranged meetings with Crewe Alexandra and Crawley Town, coupled with the governing body’s reticence to extend the regular season, officials at Bramall Lane were last night understood to be contemplating the prospect of hosting Brentford on a Thursday evening.
A situation which would push United’s powers of mental and physical recovery to their limits.
“We always bounce back,” Wilson, the United manager, said. “These lads have shown character before and they’ll do it again. I’ve got no worries about that.”
Speaking before adverse weather conditions promopted SYP to advise the Brentford clash could not go-ahead as planned, Wilson added: “Experience tells you that something like this might always happen.
“It’s not ideal but we just have to get on with it. That’s what we’ll do.”
Although the Football League were unavailable for comment over the weekend, one source told The Star that the fixture calendar would only be revised in “the most extreme of circumstances.”
The fact United, who will also lose a £30,000 payment from satellite television unless the re-arranged match with Brentford is screened live, are battling for promotion makes it an “even more unlikely prospect,” the source claimed.