Sheffield United: Suspension blow for Blades as striker Gary Madine is sent off against Brentford, misses crunch promotion clash against Leeds United

Sheffield United striker Gary Madine will miss Saturday’s crunch promotion clash at Leeds United after being sent off tonight against Brentford at Bramall Lane.

Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 7:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 7:33 pm
Gary Madine of Sheffield Utd: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

The striker saw red in the first half of the game, with United leading 1-0 thanks to Oliver Norwood’s earlier penalty, for a lunge at Brentford’s Ezri Konza in front of the away dug out.

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Konza was sent sprawling and referee Tony Harrington reached for the red, meaning Madine will miss United’s clashes against Leeds, Bristol City and Preston North End as the race for Premier League promotion reaches its final straight.

Gary Madine of Sheffield Utd: Simon Bellis/Sportimage