Sheffield United: Conor happy to play the waiting game

Conor Coady (right) wants to stay at Bramall Lane � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Conor Coady (right) wants to stay at Bramall Lane � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Conor Coady last night revealed he will put talks about his future at Bramall Lane on ice in order to focus solely on helping Sheffield United’s bid for League One survival, writes James Shield.

The midfielder, whose loan from Liverpool is set to expire next year, made the admission ahead of today’s game against promotion chasing Leyton Orient.

Confirming he wants to remain with Nigel Clough’s side until at least the end of the season, Coady said: “I’d definitely want to extend but ultimately it’s up to the manager.

“In any case, the most important thing now is really just to get our heads down and concentrate on trying to climb the table. We can talk about everything else when the time is right.”

Coady, an England under-20 international, has made 17 appearances for United since leaving Anfield four months ago.

Signed by Clough’s predecessor David Weir, he is set to feature at the Matchroom Stadium this afternoon after recently forcing his way into the 47-year-old’s starting eleven.

United travelled south yesterday 21st in the table - 19 places behind their opponents - following Tuesday’s draw with Walsall.

Coady added: “I’ve spoken with Liverpool myself and they’ve said certain things to me. I’m loving it here and it’s a great city and a fantastic club with brilliant people.

“Liverpool think the move has been really good for me. It’s made me a better player and, to be honest, probably a better person too.

“The manager here as been top notch with me. I’ve had a different role lately and he’s been giving me lots of advice.”

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