JORDAN Chapell could be allowed to extend his stay at Burton Albion, Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson has confirmed.
Chapell joined the League Two Brewers on a month-long loan earlier this week and marked his debut for Gary Rowett’s side with a goal in Tuesday’s visit of Port Vale.
“Jordan will learn so much there,” Wilson told The Star. “Experience of proper football, men’s football, will be invaluable for him and Burton play the right way.”
Meanwhile, United’s former academy chief John Pemberton has been unveiled as Nottingham Forest’s new performance development coach. As The Star exclusively revealed last month, Pemberton had been identified as manager Sean O’Driscoll’s preferred choice for the role which aims to bridge the gap between youth and first team football.
Pemberton, who helped United reach the final of the 2011 FA Youth Cup, worked at the City Ground before taking charge of operations at Shirecliffe.
Oldham Athletic’s Lee Croft will not face police action after being accused of racially abusing a ball boy during his club’s game at Bramall Lane earlier this month.
The Lancashire club released a statement confirming “no evidence had been found” to “support such allegations” and thanked officers in South Yorkshire for the “thorough and expeditious manner” in which they conducted their enquiry.
Speaking at Oldham’s pre-match press conference yesterday ahead of tomorrow’s match with Crawley Town, Croft praised both his teammates and manager Paul Dickov for their support.
“It’s been hard, obviously, but I’ve just tried to get on with it,” he said. “Coming in and getting on with my football, the lads have been brilliant.”