Sheffield United: Baxter suspended

Sheffield United have suspended Jose Baxter, the League One club confirmed this morning.

Friday, 19th February 2016, 11:17 am
Updated Friday, 19th February 2016, 11:20 am
Jose Baxter (right) has been suspended by Sheffield United ©2016 Sport Image all rights reserved

Officials at Bramall Lane made the announcement in a short statement ahead of tomorrow’s game against Port Vale.

It read: “Sheffield United Football Club can confirm that Jose Baxter has been suspended. Procedures are being followed and no further comment will be made until the completion of these actions.”

Baxter, aged 24, is regarded as arguably the most talented member of Nigel Adkins’ first team squad but his career in South Yorkshire has been overshadowed by off-the-pitch matters. He was suspended for five months by the Football Association, with three of those being suspended, after failing a drugs test before last season’s play-off semi-finals while United were forced to discipline him again earlier this year following an incident thought to have taken place at the players’ annual Christmas party.

Baxter, previously of Everton and Oldham Athletic, will now miss the meeting with Robert Page’s side.