Let’s get on with it, says manager Nigel Clough as Sheffield United draw a line under the Ched Evans affair

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Manager Nigel Clough admits his “tight-knit” group of Sheffield United players and fans are looking forward to getting back to business on the field, after the club withdrew their olive branch to former striker Ched Evans.

United announced on Thursday that they were to perform a dramatic U-turn on their agreement, after a request from the Professional Footballers’ Association, to let convicted rapist Evans train with the club.

United co-chairman Jim Phipps explained the reasoning behind the decision at a press briefing at Bramall Lane and Clough, speaking to the media ahead of this afternoon’s League One clash at home to Oldham Athletic, said: “We’re a tight-knit club, with the fans and the players, and now I hope we can get back to talking about football again.

“The speculation has, I think, taken the gloss off a few recent good performances from ourselves and now hopefully football will be back in the spotlight.

“All we can do is try and win a game and we’re looking forward to concentrating on that again.”

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