Sheffield United: Ched Evans prepares to step-up his return with U23s outing

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Ched Evans is expected to play in tomorrow night's Premier League Cup tie at Ipswich Town as he closes-in on a return to first team action.

The Sheffield United centre-forward has not featured for Chris Wilder’s side since September after undergoing surgery to cure a long-standing ankle complaint.

Evans scored during an under-23 fixture against Bolton Wanderers earlier this month and, according to Wilder, will travel with Travis Binnion’s squad to Portman Road.

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Confirming Kieron Freeman has also entered the final phase of his rehabilitating after dislocating a knee, the United manager said: “Ched will play possibly an hour on Monday for the under-23’s at Ipswich and maybe get another one after that. Kieron is back out on the grass too.”