The Star's James Shield discovers how a pioneering collaboration between Sheffield United and one of the world's finest universities has placed the Championship club at the forefront of a new footballing trend
Conor Washington is close to forcing his way into Sheffield United's first-choice eleven, manager Chris Wilder has revealed, after impressing coaching staff with a series of combative performances during training.
Two months ago, when most of us were still recovering from the breathless build-up to August's transfer deadline, Chris Wilder sat down with his closest confidants and began drafting his shopping list for the January sales.
If John Fleck does make his senior debut for Scotland tomorrow night, when Israel visit Hampden Park for a UEFA Nations League decider, it will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the Sheffield United midfielder's career.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has insisted his players have the strength of character required to cope with the pressures of a promotion challenge, as the race for Premier League football prepares to enter a critical phase.
Carla Ward, manager of Sheffield United Women, is challenging her players to take their momentum into this weekend's match against London Bees as the South Yorkshire club attempts to record its third straight FA Championship victory.
John Fleck could be forced to wait until next week before making his senior Scotland debut after reportedly being told he could not travel with the squad to Albania despite being summoned to Edinburgh on Thursday afternoon.