Sheffield United: Blades receive big Vale boost

Jose Baxter could be back for Saturday's match at Port Vale
Jose Baxter could be back for Saturday's match at Port Vale

Jose Baxter is set to be declared available for selection when Sheffield United visit Port Vale this weekend.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Robert Page’s side, Nigel Adkins confirmed the midfielder has returned to training after missing Tuesday’s draw at Burton Albion due to a groin problem.

With captain Jay McEveley and winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce also making progress in their fitness battles, Adkins told The Star: “Jose has trained so we’d like to think he is available. Che (Adams) played for the under-21’s in midweek and there are more players coming back. Jamal (Campbell-Ryce) trained today and Jay (McEveley) trained today as well.”

Adams missed the trip to Albion after being “deselected” by Adkins due to an off-the-pitch matter following United’s victory over Doncaster Rovers five days ago. As the United manager confirmed, he was named in the squad which faced Wolverhampton Wanderers in a friendly yesterday.

“There are more bodies out there now and it was great to see Flo (Cuvelier) get a little bit of a run in the under-21’s because he’s never been available to us,” Adkins said. “James Wallace did a little bit of training today as well.”

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