Sheffield United: David gets the seal of approval

Central Park, Cowdenbeath
Central Park, Cowdenbeath
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David Weir possesses the qualities required to restore Sheffield United’s Championship status, Cowdenbeath manager Colin Cameron has insisted.

Weir, who arrived at Bramall Lane last month, takes charge of his second match since signing a three year contract at Central Park today.

Speaking ahead of this afternoon’s friendly, Cameron told The Star: “Davie’s record in the game speaks for itself and, knowing him as I do, I’m convinced he’s going to be a success.

“Davie led by example. He’s wasn’t the loudest in the dressing room but that shouldn’t be mistaken for a lack of drive.

“He’s a young guy and he’ll be an excellent man-manager. Davie has learned his trade under some of the very best in the business and he’s always demanded the very highest standards of himself and also from others.”

United, who began their tour of Scotland by beating Greenock Morton on Wednesday, also visit Raith Rovers before returning to England next week. Weir’s assistant’s Lee Carsley and Adam Owen have travelled north of the border but Chris Morgan, appointed on a caretaker basis when Danny Wilson parted company with United in April, has remained in South Yorkshire to prepare the under-21 squad.

Cameron, who played alongside Weir for both Hearts and Scotland, added: “He’s more than qualified.”

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