Blades boss welcomes 
selection headaches

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Manager David Weir is wrestling with a couple of selection issues as he prepares to take charge of his first Sheffield United game tomorrow evening.

Weir, who was appointed United’s new manager in June, has used Chris Porter as a lone striker during the club’s unbeaten pre-season campaign.

He must now decide whether to persevere with Porter, who has scored three times in pre-season, or adapt his tactics to accommodate Lyle Taylor, one of his summer signings from Falkirk, when United’s League One campaign gets underway against Notts County tomorrow evening.

“Lyle hasn’t played a lot of football for us and has scored twice, and Chris has been in a rich vein of form, too,” Weir said.

“They’ve both given me a lot to think about, which is exactly what I want.”

The United manager also revealed that he has made up his mind over which goalkeeper will start against Notts County, with George Long and Mark Howard both in contention between the posts.