Revealed: Who the Sheffield United trialist was  who played for the under-23s this week
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Revealed: Who the Sheffield United trialist was who played for the under-23s this week

The Sheffield United under-23 side continued their fine form this season with a convincing 4-1 win against Peterborough this week at Bramall Lane.

A double apiece from Hassan Ayari and the highly-rated Will Lankshear ensured that the young Blades continued to plough on with their dominance they have showed this term. There is a real buzz about some of the players coming through the ranks at Bramall Lane at the moment.

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Lankshear and Ayari are among them. But Sydie Peck was once again in fine form, while Nickseon Gomis was also picked out by Yorkshire Live as having a standout performance at the back. In midfield, Oliver Arblaster was once again impressive as he continues to knock on the first-team door.

But another player of interest on the day was the appearance of a trialist. And we can reveal that the trialist was indeed the young Reading defender, Lynford Sackey. Confirmed by the RFC Latest Twitter account, Sackey came on during the game to replace Luther Williams.

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United are known to be one of the best clubs for young players to join in the division. The Blades have snapped up a number of youngsters in recent years, with the aforementioned Peck coming from Arsenal and the Joe Starbuck another to arrive.

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The Blades do seem to be looking to the future and Sackey certainly has potential. He’s already made his debut for Reading in the EFL Cup, before injury rocked his chances of progressing that bit further.

However, that doesn’t mean his career should be considered done by any means. He’s only 19 and Reading obviously rated him enough to give him that first-team bow.

At the end of the day, United’s academy and coaching staff need to be trusted on these decisions. If they do end up signing Sackey, then it’s probably with a good reason.

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