United aim to bounce back

SHEFFIELD United have vowed to bounce back from their Wembley heartbreak and begin their preparations for next season in earnest.

Danny Wilson’s men, who were in the box seat for automatic promotion throughout the latter stages of the season, only to be pipped by Sheffield Wednesday, were consigned to League One for at least another season after last weekend’s League One Play-Off final defeat to Huddersfield.

After both sides failed to break the deadlock in 120 minutes, only penalties could separate them - and Steve Simonsen was the fall guy, blazing over the decisive 22nd penalty.

The United goalkeeper became the first casualty of the impending cutbacks when he was released earlier this week, along with Johnny Ertl, Andy Taylor, James Beattie and Ched Evans.

Reserve players Jack Adams, Connor Brown, Seamus Conneely, Corey Gregory, Shane Murray and Marc Warren will

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