Sheffield United: ‘Don’t drop me for Lane clash’ pleads star

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Michael Vorm has pleaded with Mauricio Pochettino not to drop him from the Tottenham Hotspur team which visits Sheffield United tomorrow night, writes James Shield.

The goalkeeper deputised for Hugo Lloris when Spurs edged past Nigel Clough’s side in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final last week but endured a miserable afternoon during Saturday’s FA Cup defeat by Leicester City.

Vorm, whose mistake gifted Jeffrey Schlupp a late winner, admitted: “I don’t play that much so these kind of games are very important.

“You know to be honest they have not said to me that you will be playing in the FA Cup and Capital One Cup.

“I just hear it the day before a game. But I hope they still give me the chance to play on Wednesday.”

Vorm, previously of FC Utrecht and FC Den Bosch, has made nine appearances since moving to north London from Swansea City during the close season.

Speaking ahead of the return at Bramall Lane, added: “Of course I said sorry to the boys but they were like, ‘Don’t be silly you did very well’.

“But you feel a responsibility. I am 31 years old and I have dealt with worse.

“That is part of the life. The good thing is that there is another game coming up so you need to forget about it as soon as possible.

“It will (play on my mind) but you have to go on as soon as possible and I will be switched on for the game on Wednesday.”

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