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Gaffer on attacking duo

15 October 2014

Nigel Clough believes supporters will see the best of striker Michael Higdon when he returns to action later this month, following his three-match ban for his red card at Chesterfield.

The Gaffer has revealed the former Crewe and Motherwell marksman has been putting in the hard yards behind the scenes over the last week or so, to try and ensure he hits the ground running when he becomes available for selection after Saturday's clash at Bradford City.

Clough remarked: "Michael is champing at the bit, he has worked tirelessly during his untimely suspension and it will be good to have another option available after the weekend.

"His time out of the team doing extra sessions won't have done him any harm, in fact he will have benefited from it having not had much of a pre-season, but we could have utilised him in the last couple of matches and he probably would have got himself a goal or two in the process.

"Hopefully we will see more of what he had just started to show before his red card at Chesterfield, because he was just starting to show some positive signs and he had got two goals under his belt.

"He scored a perfectly good goal at Chesterfield which would have made it three in three, so hopefully he can pick up from where he left off."

The Blades boss also remarked that he is pleased to see Jose Baxter reaching full fitness:

"We have to be careful with Jose though because we don't want to be pushing him too far too soon after his hamstring problem, but he is certainly in line to start at Bradford.

"It was unfortunate that by the time we really got going against Orient in the last half hour he had already run himself into the ground and being substituted.

"He would have revelled in getting hold of some of those balls in and around the penalty area when we were chasing the game and creating numerous chances."

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