Sheffield United LIVE: Paul Heckingbottom's press conference ahead of Everton clash

Paul Heckingbottom will face the media this afternoon to preview Sheffield United’s trip to Everton on Sunday evening.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 1:36 pm
Paul Heckingbottom, temporary manager of Sheffield United, with his assistant Jason Tindall: Andrew Yates/Sportimage

Stick with the live blog to hear the key themes to emerge once Heckingbottom’s press conference has concluded, and for all of the news to come out of Bramall Lane throughout the day.

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Paul Heckingbottom’s pre-Everton press conference

Last updated: Friday, 14 May, 2021, 18:00

How Sheffield United's search for a new manager is causing "uncertainty" in the dressing room ahead of Everton clash

Sheffield United’s protracted search for a new manager is causing “uncertainty” at Bramall Lane, Paul Heckingbottom has admitted, after confirming players “want to know” who will be in charge of the club next season.

How Sheffield United's search for a new manager is causing "uncertainty" in the dressing room ahead of Everton clash

Sheffield United’s protracted search for a new manager is causing “uncertainty” at Bramall Lane, Paul Heckingbottom has admitted, after confirming players “want to know” who will be in charge of the club next season.

Blades fans aren’t happy about the prices for the Burnley game

"Shameful", "I'd pay £100", "The detachment grows" - Sheffield United fans react as ticket details for Burnley clash are revealed

Sheffield United today revealed their ticket plans for the final game of the current season against Burnley.

Former Blades boss Carla Ward quits Birmingham

Carla Ward, the former Sheffield United manager, has resigned from her post at Birmingham City Women after an ‘unsustainable’ season saw her keep the Blues in the WSL against the odds.

Former Sheffield United Women boss Carla Ward quits as Birmingham City manager after 'unsustainable' season amidst backdrop of problems

Carla Ward, the former Sheffield United manager, has resigned from her post at Birmingham City Women after an ‘unsustainable’ season saw her keep the Blues in the WSL against the odds.

Carlo Ancelotti warns his Everton side to "respect" Sheffield United despite Blades' sorry season

Carlo Ancelotti has warned his Everton side they must “respect” relegated Sheffield United on Sunday after admitting his side must win all their three remaining games to stand a chance of qualifying for Europe this season.

Carlo Ancelotti warns his Everton side to "respect" Sheffield United despite Blades' sorry season

Carlo Ancelotti has warned his Everton side they must “respect” relegated Sheffield United on Sunday after admitting his side must win all their three remaining games to stand a chance of qualifying for Europe this season.

Blades confirm ticket details for Burnley game

Exactly 5,096 fans will be allowed into Bramall Lane for the final game of the current campaign - here’s all you need to know about the tickets, including how much they are and how they’ll be allocated

Sheffield United confirm ticket arrangements for Burnley game - How much are they, how can I get one and can I sit in my seat?

Sheffield United have confirmed ticket arrangements for their final game of the season at home to Burnley after admitting they are “thrilled to welcome supporters back to Bramall Lane.”

Double injury blow for the Blades

Oli Burke and Ethan Ampadu will miss the rest of the season, Paul Heckingbottom revealed this afternoon

Another injury blow for Sheffield United with striker set to miss rest of season | Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu absence explained

Sheffield United have suffered another injury blow ahead of their Premier League run-in after striker Oliver Burke suffered a fracture to the foot which will see him miss the remaining three games of the current campaign.

Why Blades fans may have seen the last of Sander Berge

Sheffield United may have seen the last of Sander Berge in a Sheffield United shirt after Paul Heckingbottom revealed that the Norwegian midfielder has picked up another injury and will not be risked for the remainder of the season.

Sheffield United fans may have seen last of Sander Berge as Arsenal-linked midfielder suffers injury relapse

Sheffield United may have seen the last of Sander Berge in a Sheffield United shirt after Paul Heckingbottom revealed that the Norwegian midfielder has picked up another injury and will not be risked for the remainder of the season.

PH on Aaron Ramsdale

I’ve been impressed with him. I’ve seen most of the games this season and he came in for some criticism and made a point-blank save against West Brom, it was a big, big moment and I texted Wardy about it afterwards because he deserved that. And he never looked back from there, showing the same good habits and it shows a good mentality that he came through that. He’s been excellent since I worked with him and I’ve got nothing but praise for him.

PH on his own caretaker role

It’s a different role. When you’re temporary it’s a different role, it’s a bit like babysitting. As a manager you can make change and to change the environment and results, you have to be able to do that. When you step up temporary, you can’t. You’re not in charge of staff and things like that. You can pick the team but that’s about it. That’s when you struggle because nothing’s really changed, it’s all superficial.

PH is asked if he is confident about Blades’ Championship chances

These players have done it before in that league, either here and got promoted or got signed with good records in the Championship. There’s evidence in the other clubs who have gone down and been smooth in transition and kept the squad together as much as they can. So I see no reason not be optimistic because the evidence is there for everyone to see.

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