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Gaffer praises duo

15 August 2013

David Weir is confident summer recruit Lyle Taylor will prove to be a worthy addition to Blades squad this season.

Taylor made his first competitive start in United's colours at Brentford last Saturday and despite the defeat at Griffin Park, Weir was encouraged by what he saw from the former Falkirk marksman.

He commented: "It was fantastic to get 90 minutes into the legs of Lyle, it will give him confidence and he will only improve with games. He will score goals, he has scored throughout pre-season and looked dangerous in the first two games as a second-half substitute.

"All the signs with Lyle we have seen to date are positive to what he will bring to this club, both in the short and long-term."

Meanwhile, the Blades boss endorsed George Long's participation in the England U21s squad earlier this week and believes the exposure will have done the United stopper the world of good.

Weir added: "It will have been fantastic for George to be amongst the England setup at St. George's Park and to work closely with Roy Hodgson and his coaching staff.

"As we saw, the level of the players in the U21s was first-class and being amongst those lads will only aid his own personal development.

"His recognition at U21 level brings kudos to himself and this football club, emphasised by Bramall Lane hosting the fixture on Tuesday night. International football gives you a fresh challenge. George will certainly benefit from these experiences."

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