DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, last night revealed Nick Montgomery could feature again this season if his team enter the League One play-offs.
Montgomery appeared to have been ruled out for the rest of the campaign after seeing injury cut short a spell on loan at Millwall.
But Wilson, speaking ahead of today’s visit to Exeter City, told The Star: “If we have to take the play-offs then it’s definitely a possibility (that Montgomery might play).
“This match has come too early for Monty.
“But there’s a very good chance he could be available for others.
“You just never know.”
United slipped to third in the table following last weekend’s draw with Stevenage and know they must better Sheffield Wednesday’s result against Wycombe Wanderers to finish runners-up behind champions Charlton Athletic.
Montgomery, who has made nearly 350 league appearances for the South Yorkshire club, was a member of the United teams which reached play-off finals in 2009 and 2003.
He also played in the top flight after helping United finish second in the Championship six years ago.
Wilson said: “Experience is vital in situations like this. It definitely stands you in good stead.
“It is key and paramount in every situation.”
Meanwhile, United’s academy play their final match of their season at Shirecliffe today.
John Pemberton’s youngsters host Nottingham Forest (kick-off 11am) hoping to repeat their 1-0 success over the visitors in November.
n United season-ticket-holders have until today to take advantage of the club’s ‘Early Bird’ renewal offer for next term.