With Europe again on the agenda there is very little club action this week. Cyrus Christie was introduced as a half-time substitute for Fulham who went down to a one nil defeat at Huddersfield Town on Monday evening and have now dropped to the basement of the Premier League.
Our recent U21 captain Josh Cullen of West Ham United was in action for his loan club Charlton Athletic who secured a two nil victory at Walsall in the First Division on Tuesday evening. Another of our U21 players, Liam Kinsella, son of former hero Mark, was a second half substitute for Walsall and Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Connor Ronan was also a very late substitute.
Wednesday afternoon saw our U19 captain Lee O’Connor in action for Manchester United in their UEFA Youth League contest against Juventus in Turin. O’Connor, playing the sweeper role, had a fine match as the sides played out a two all draw.
The Sheffield duo of United and Wednesday are set to meet at Bramall Lane in the Championship on Friday evening. The host ‘Blades’ include John Egan, Enda Stevens and David McGoldrick in their ranks.