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Boss praises youngsters

14 October 2015

Nigel Adkins says the Club will continue to 'nurture' the young players within the first-team squad and those striving to make the breakthrough.

United finished last Saturday's 3-2 victory over Rochdale with two teenagers and two 20-year-olds on the pitch which is proof that Adkins will continue to give youth a chance during the Blades quest for promotion this season.

Che Adams has taken many of the plaudits this season, having scored five times, but despite praising the former Ilkeston forward for his recent return to form, the Blades boss says it isn't only Che that has impressed.

He remarked: "We've got high hopes for Che and he's shown he can be a big player for us.

"He has gone away and represented England, and then come back with a virus.

"But he's been in excellent form of late. He's come back in and been superb.

"We're trying to nurture all of the younger players though and I thought Kieran Wallace, Harrison McGahey and Louis Reed were superb when they came on at the weekend."

The Gaffer added: "We'd like to think the environment we can give them will help them understand what being a professional is about.

"And the same applies for the players within the development squad, who are all pushing to make the next step."

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