Super-sub Ched set for starting role

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CHED Evans could be poised to make his first Sheffield United start since April, manager Danny Wilson admitted last night.

The Wales international striker has delivered two impressive displays as a substitute after returning to action following injury at Scunthorpe six days ago.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with Colchester, Wilson said: “He’s getting close to it, yes.”

Evans, who scored United’s equaliser at Glanford Park, enhanced his claims with a powerful second-half performance against Huddersfield Town in midweek.

Midfielder Kevin McDonald was also pressed into action during that 3-0 defeat and Wilson said: “Kevin’s not suffered any adverse reaction to the knock that had kept him out for a while.”

Wilson, whose side slipped to second in the table after suffering their first reverse of the League One campaign, must also decide whether to recall Lecsinel Jean-Francois at left-back following suspension or keep faith with new loan signing Marcus Williams.

“It’s a tough call,” Wilson acknowledged. “Lecsy has done well and everyone here has taken to him.

“But Marcus came in and acquitted himself really well against Huddersfield.

“He’s from South Yorkshire and that’s one of the things we considered when we brought him in (from Reading).”