Chelsea do Sheffield United financial favour after £13,000-a-week goalkeeper Jamal Blackman is priced out of market at Bramall Lane

Chelsea do Sheffield United financial favour after £13,000-a-week goalkeeper Jamal Blackman is priced out of market at Bramall Lane

JAMAL BLACKMAN’s hopes of a permanent return to Bramall Lane were dashed this week. Sheffield United were priced out of the market for the £2.5million-rated goalkeeper who has earned £13,000-a-week for the last four years. But his club, Chelsea, may have done the Blades a financial favour as Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson arrived to fill the vacancy.

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Final reckoning hides Sheffield United's giant effort to reach Championship play-offs as Blades boss Wilder prepares for showdown with warring owners

Final reckoning hides Sheffield United's giant effort to reach Championship play-offs as Blades boss Wilder prepares for showdown with warring owners

THE final analysis shows Sheffield United finished tenth in the Championship, six points short of the play-offs. But those stats hide the real story of another terrific season at Bramall Lane and the giant strides Chris Wilder’s over-performing squad took in an effort to prolong a promotion bid.

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Blackman has every chance to be our No1 choice, now prove it challenges Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder

Blackman has every chance to be our No1 choice, now prove it challenges Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder

JAMAL BLACKMAN has a big job ahead of him deputising for injured Sheffield United first choice goalkeeper Simon Moore. But Blades boss Chris Wilder has challenged the 23-year-old 6ft 6ins giant, on loan from Chelsea, to make the No1 spot his own starting in the first Championship fixture at home to Brentford.

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