Sheffield United: Blades want to keep youthful edge

Joe Ironside
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Sheffield United have sought reassurances from candidates vying to become the League One club’s new manager that its Redtooth Academy, rather than the transfer market, will be their first port of call in the event of a selection crisis.

Sheffield United have sought reassurances from candidates vying to become the League One club’s new manager that its Redtooth Academy, rather than the transfer market, will be their first port of call in the event of a selection crisis.

Bramall Lane’s hierarchy announced a series of efficiencies following last month’s play-off semi-final defeat by Yeovil Town.

And contenders invited to attend second interviews were asked to affirm their commitment to promoting home-grown talent when they met with directors earlier this week.

Chris Morgan, who took charge on a temporary basis when Danny Wilson was sacked in April, demonstrated his faith in youth by handing Callum McFadzean, Elliott Whitehouse and Joe Ironside prominent roles en route to Huish Park.

Meanwhile, Tony Currie will be guest of honour at a fundraising evening for the St Wilfrid’s Centre on Friday 12 July.

Tickets for the event, which include food and a question and answer session with the former United and England midfielder, are priced £20 or £200 for a table of 10.

For more information or to make a booking, telephone 01142555720.