Sheffield United: Blades youngster gets Bob’s backing

Kieran Wallace � copyright : Blades Sports Photography
Kieran Wallace � copyright : Blades Sports Photography

Bob Harris has predicted his Sheffield United team mate Kieran Wallace is destined to enjoy a bright future in the game after praising the youngster’s no-nonsense approach, writes James Shield.

Together with Che Adams, the youngster arrived at Bramall Lane from non-league Ilkeston last month following a series of impressive performances for Kevin Wilson’s side.

Wallace, who is expected to be named in the squad which travels to Port Vale on Boxing Day, made his senior debut during United’s recent draw at Fleetwood Town and Harris told The Star: “The great thing about Kieran, and unfortunately you can’t always say this about lads coming through these days, is that he’s willing to listen and learn.

“You might think that every lad who wants to have a long career is like that. But I’ve been in the game quite a while now and increasingly that’s not the case.

“Kieran, it goes without saying, is a good footballer. He wouldn’t be here if he wasn’t.

“But, crucially, he realises that he doesn’t know it all. None of us do.

“Even during matches, he’s happy to take advice on board or ask for it himself which is a good trait to have.”

Meanwhile, coach Chris Morgan has been fined £1000 and handed a one match touchline ban after being asked to leave the technical area during United’s Capital One Cup victory over Southampton eight days ago.

The FA confirmed United had accepted a charge of improper conduct.

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