Sheffield United fans hail Jack O’Connell’s brilliant display

Sheffield United maintained their momentum in the Championship promotion race with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Brentford at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night.

The Blades had to scrap with ten men for most of the game following Gary Madine’s first half dismissal. However, they defended stoutly throughout to preserve their clean sheet and unsure that they claimed the vital three points.

At the heart of this remarkable defensive resilience was centre-back Jack O’Connell. Alongside John Egan and Chris Basham, the 24-year-old was brave, focused and aggressive throughout.

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The former England under-19 international has been in fine form all season, but proved on Tuesday that he must now be considered amongst the most reliable centre-backs in the division.

Chris Wilder will be delighted with the Liverpool-born star’s contribution, and will realise that his form and fitness are vital to the success of the club’s promotion push.

After the match, plenty of Blades fans took to Twitter to congratulate O’Connell on another emphatic and dominant display…

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