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Ready and waiting

9 November 2017

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Richard Stearman is ready when needed after building his fitness behind the scenes.

The experienced defender has not featured since the August defeat at Cardiff City due to a hamstring problem but has returned to the Blades bench and has played in a couple of behind-closed-doors friendlies, the latest of which was earlier this week.

"It is great to be back out on the pitch with a win and a clean sheet," said Stearman of a 3-0 success over Chesterfield.

"Everyone needs minutes when you are not in the team. It was a good run out for us and great to come through it.

"I've been unlucky with the injury but the boys are doing fantastically well, I've no complaints being on the sidelines, I just have to do my best to support the lads, train hard and be ready for when the gaffer needs me."

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