Video: Andre Brooks in Sheffield United training ahead of Swansea clash
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Video: Andre Brooks in Sheffield United training ahead of Swansea clash

Sheffield United take on Swansea City last night after the weekend’s clash against Rotherham United was cancelled.

The trip to Wales is a chance for United to make it two away wins from two, following on from their fine performance and win at Hull City last time out. Manager Paul Heckingbottom will be hoping for more of the same and he confirmed the mini break has allowed a few injured players extra recovery time.

Of course, United travel to Swansea with a number of injuries to contend with. Heckingbottom is being forced to use the full resources available to him and the eagle-eyed fan might have noticed a new face in training as United prepared to Rotherham at the weekend.

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Spotted lining up at Shirecliffe and winning praise at times was young midfielder, Andre Brooks. Brooks can be seen taking part in training on the latest episode of Inside Shirecliffe. Interestingly as well, Brooks didn’t play for Bradford Park Avenue last night either.

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Brooks was sent on loan to BPA until January earlier this summer. He’s scored once in seven appearances so far and might well have been asked back to help out with training, given United’s injury problems.

It remains to be seen if Brooks is back with United permanently.

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The 19-year-old is one of the most highly-rated young players at Bramall Lane and was among five to sign professional contracts just last year, alongside current first-teamers Oliver Arblaster, Jordan Amissah and Daniel Jebbison, while fellow loanee Femi Seriki also signed.

For Brooks, training with the first-team will do him the world of good. Given he has played for BPA this season, it seems unlikely that he’ll be part of the travelling pack to Swansea. However, we’ve no clarification on that, so it remains to be seen if Brooks is part of proceedings or not.

Regardless, this was a good opportunity for Brooks and shows that Paul Heckingbottom is still well invested in United’s future.

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