Sheffield United: Weir in no mood for an upset vows boss

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Sheffield United manager David Weir has vowed to crush any signs of complacency when his team entertain Burton Albion in the Capital One Cup, writes James Shield.

Weir, who revealed Tony McMahon (ankle) and Michael Doyle (leg) could both be available for selection ahead of this evening’s first round tie, also pledged to name a “strong team” as the South Yorkshire club looks to avenge its defeat by Gary Rowett’s side at the same stage of the competition last term.

“We’ve scouted our opponents, we’ve watched them play and we’ve studied them on video,” Weir told The Star. “We have approached this match as professionally so we expect other people to do exactly the same.

“We are trying to instil a methodology here and so we don’t have the luxury of being able to pick and choose games. Not that it’s something we want to do anyway.

“If you lose a game that others ordinarily expect you to win then it attracts a certain type of headline. And that’s not something we want to be reading here.”

Jasper Johns and Jamie McDonagh have both been named in the Northern Ireland squad which faces Scotland in an under-19 fixture at Ayr next week.

*Twitter: @JamesShield1