Sheffield United: Teen ace tipped for the top

George Long

George Long

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FIT-again Matt Hill feels his Sheffield United team-mate George Long is destined for big things.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper has been a key member of Danny Wilson’s squad since graduating from United’s youth academy at Shirecliffe. In between the sticks, Long has kept 11 clean sheets in 27 starts since bursting into the starting line-up in October following Mark Howard’s injury.

“George has come in and performed excellently,” said Hill, who has been an unused substitute in the club’s last three League One matches after recovering from a broken jaw. “When he has had to make saves, he has proved what a good goalkeeper he is. His concentration levels are very good.


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