Sheffield United headlines: Thursday's latest news

Blades boss Nigel Adkins
Blades boss Nigel Adkins
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Here's a run down of the news around Bramall Lane today.

*Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins has leapt to Che Adams’ defence, refuting claims the youngster is gaining a reputation for simulation.

Adams received his second caution of the season during last weekend’s League One fixture at Crewe Alexandra after referee Fred Graham ruled he had dived in a vain attempt to win a penalty kick. FULL STORY HERE
*And United are expected to recall George Long for this weekend’s FA Cup tie with Worcester City. FULL STORY HERE
*Meanwhile, Adkins has insisted he remains fully supportive of his players despite criticising their performances in recent weeks. FULL STORY HERE
*The Star's Sheffield United writer James Shield in his Blades column, says that this weekend's FA Cup tie has 'suddenly assumed even greater significance." READ MORE HERE
*And in his column this week, Alan Biggs recalls the arrival of 'The Crazy Gang' mentality at Bramall Lane following Dave Basset's appointment as manager. READ MORE HERE
*In the first of a new feature, Hall on the Ball, Danny Hall offers a brief look over the sporting news this week. MORE HERE

*And in case you missed it, former Blades boss Neil Warnock is back in management, temporarily at least. FULL STORY HERE