Sheffield United: Billy won’t let the Blades get bullied

Billy Paynter is not afraid of confrontation � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Billy Paynter is not afraid of confrontation � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Nigel Clough, the Sheffield United manager, believes Billy Paynter can prevent his team from being bullied back into the League One relegation zone, writes James Shield.

Paynter, signed on loan from Doncaster Rovers earlier this month, could make his full debut for United against Bradford City this weekend after impressing as a second-half substitute against Notts County.

And, outlining the qualities which convinced him to select the former Swindon Town and Leeds centre-forward from a long list of potential targets, Clough told The Star: “We need that nasty streak Billy brings. We’re quite a nice side at times and we want the opposition centre-halves knowing that, whatever else happens, they’ve been in a game.

 

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