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Bartley earns Blackwell`s praise

10 Feb 2010 13:40:34

Bartley earns Blackwell`s praise

Sheffield United's latest loan signing Kyle Bartley left a big impression on manager Kevin Blackwell after his debut in the 2-1 defeat at Preston.The Arsenal teenager joined United on a three-month loan deal in time to start at Deepdale and cut an assured figure at the heart of the visitors' defence.Blackwell said: "He's only 18, but I thought he did terrifically well against big Jon Parkin."Arsenal rate him highly and he only arrived at the hotel the morning before the game, but because of our injury crisis I had to throw him in."Blackwell added that he expects injured goalkeeper Mark Bunn to be sidelined for around six weeks with a broken hand.


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