Sheffield United under-23 coach, Darren Currie, praised both Harry Boyes and Femi Sekiri yesterday, with Boyes branded ‘faultless’ by the Blades coach.
The Blades’ impressive under-23 campaign continued in earnest yesterday as they wrapped up another impressive win, this time winning 2-0 at Cardiff City.
A lot of the usual suspects got starts for United, with Zak Brunt the pick of the bunch again in an attacking sense. The young midfielder, who is surely knocking on the door of the first-team, set up both goals.
Those goals came courtesy of the attacking wing-backs, Femi Sekiri and Harry Boyes, who both finished well as they continued to impress.
And coach Currie, who is stepping in for Paul Heckingbottom at the moment, felt Boyes and Sekiri were both excellent in their displays.
“When we talk about a 3-5-2, when you’re pinned back you’re in a five and to get into the three, you need to be good with the ball. And we were better with the ball, which is why young ‘Boysey’ and ‘Femsi’ found themselves high up the pitch,” Currie told the Blades official channel.
“That’s pleasing. The pair of them were outstanding. I thought Boyes, in particular, was excellent. I thought his performance was pretty faultless to be honest with you.”
A number of this Sheffield United under-23 squad are expected to make the grade in the coming years. Indeed, Currie remarked further that he ‘sees a career path for everyone of these boys’ in his interview.
Surely, then, it won’t be long before we see a few involved in Premier League squads in the coming weeks.
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In a season of misery at first-team level, the displays and continued improvement of the under-23s and 18s has been a pleasing distraction for some United fans.
It’s clear that, once again, we have some fine young players in the ranks at Shirecliffe. It continues our proud tradition of producing talent and hopefully, we’ll see a few in the first-team soon.
Brunt, in particular, looks a fine talent. With John Lundstram clinging on to his place in the midfield, the youngster surely stands a chance of being involved soon.