Blackwell believes in Bartley

10 February 2010 01:27
Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell has justified starting Arsenal loanee Kyle Bartley in their 2-1 defeat at Preston North End on Tuesday evening. The 18-year-old made the temporary transfer just moments before the side set off for Lancashire and despite not playing with his team-mates, he performed admirably. He was added to the squad after captain Chris Morgan was ruled out for a fortnight with a rib injury. Speaking to reporters, Blackwell said: "You'd rather develop them at that age but sometimes things work out differently. "Kyle comes with a really good background and from a really good club. He certainly has pedigree. "If they are good enough then, as has been shown in the past, a player can really push on."

Source: ESA