Blades To Decide On Little
Sheffield United winger Glenn Little could find himself back on the substitutes' bench when the Blades face runaway leaders Newcastle on Monday. Little has struggled to hold down a place in Kevin Blackwell's starting line-up since arriving on a free summer transfer from Portsmouth, but has seized his chance during the latest injury crisis at Bramall Lane. The 34-year-old was arguably the Blades' best player in Saturday's goalless home draw with Barnsley, but assistant manager Sam Ellis said: "He's a certain type of player and is not cut out for some matches." Ellis added: "When he's been picked he's done well, but a lot of things go into lads getting the nod." Striker Jamie Ward will miss out after suffering a recurrence of his hamstring injury after just 39 minutes of his comeback against Barnsley and Blackwell will be without suspended defender Paul Connolly, sent off in the closing stages for a second yellow card on Saturday. Henri Camara (groin), Ched Evans (shoulder) and Toni Kallio (calf) and long-term knee victims Gary Naysmith, Derek Geary and Ryan France are all still out.
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