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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I won't gamble with Blades cash says boss Chris Wilder but he admits it's time to 'up our game'

I won't gamble with Blades cash says boss Chris Wilder but he admits it's time to 'up our game'

CHRIS WILDER admits it's time for Sheffield United to "up our game" in the transfer market with less than two weeks to go before kick-off. But despite having only one player with current Championship experience in his squad, the Blades boss is adamant he won't be gambling with the kitty even if, as expected, some of the £4.5million windfall following ex-Blade Kyle Walker's transfer to Manchester City, is released to recruit more players.

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End of the road for ousted Sheffield United goalkeeper George Long?

End of the road for ousted Sheffield United goalkeeper George Long?

GEORGE LONG'S career at Bramall Lane could be over unless the ousted Sheffield United goalkeeper is prepared to sit on the bench. The arrival of £500,000 signing Simon Moore from Cardiff City comes only two months after Long agreed a new two-year deal expecting to remain the Blades No1. But events have forced manager Chris Wilder's hand.

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