Sheffield United: David’s delight

England's Conor Coady (left)and Demnark's Lukas Lerager battle for the ball during the U19 International Friendly at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton
England's Conor Coady (left)and Demnark's Lukas Lerager battle for the ball during the U19 International Friendly at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton

Conor Coady’s decision to join Sheffield United on loan represents a real coup for the League One club, manager David Weir has claimed.

The Liverpool youngster, who together with George Long was a member of the England squad which featured at the recent FIFA under-20 World Cup, is scheduled will spend six months in South Yorkshire before the arrangement is reviewed.

Although the paperwork officially confirming his move was still being processed ahead of last night’s under-21 friendly at Alfreton, Coady watched from the bench when United beat Mansfield Town two days earlier.

Coady, aged 20, had been monitored by teams at Championship level after making two appearances for Liverpool last term and Weir said: “He’s very talented player.”

The midfielder, who can also operate at centre-half, was an unused substitute when Chelsea visited Anfield earlier this year before making his Premier League debut against Fulham on May 12.