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Close shave required sooner rather than later by Sheffield United’s Jack O’Connell

JACK O’CONNELL’S family are hoping Sheffield United clinch promotion swiftly – so the Blades defender can shave off his beard.

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NO WAY THROUGH: Barnsley's Tom Bradshaw is foiled by Brighton goalkeeper, David Stockdale on Saturday. Picture: Glenn Ashley.

Familiar faces: Derby dates loom large as Yorkshire rivals jostle for position

BARNSLEY head coach Paul Heckingbottom is refusing to be downhearted despite his side passing up the chance of propelling themselves firmly into Championship play-off contention after a 2-0 home loss to leaders Brighton.

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GET IN: Billy Sharpe scoring his side's goal against Scunthorpe at Bramall Lane. Picture: David Klein/Sportimage.

HIGHLIGHTS: Watch how Sheffield United maintained their advantage at top of League One

SHEFFIELD UNITED maintained their five-point advantage at the top of League One after a 1-1 draw with nearest rivals Scunthorpe at Bramall Lane.

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Sheffield United's Billy Sharp nets.

Sheffield United 1 Scunthorpe United 1: Blades should not be disappointed after that, claims Chris Wilder

Sheffield United had to settle for a share of the points against 10-man Scunthorpe United at Bramall Lane.

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Sheffield United's Chris Basham (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage).

Sheffield United v Scunthorpe United: More than just three points at stake for the Blades

Sheffield United face Scunthorpe United today in their “biggest game of the season” as the League One title rivals meet at Bramall Lane.

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage).

Sheffield United v Scunthorpe United: There’s never been so much pressure, says Blades boss Chris Wilder

Manager Chris Wilder believes there is more pressure on his current crop of Sheffield United players than any Blades generation over the last four decades.

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Huddersfield Town coach David Wagner

Something for the weekend? Four cracking encounters to savour

THE magic of the FA Cup or some juicy EFL fare - just what is your footballing poison on Saturday?

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Manager Chris Wilder looks on as his Sheffield United side and Bristol Rovers played out a goalless stalemate on Tuesday night (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage).

Blades’ history leaves Chris Wilder wary of setting target

MANAGER Chris Wilder believes it would be a “dangerous game” to set a points target for Sheffield United to clinch automatic promotion out of League One.

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The Blades celebrate after Phil Jagielka scored a second half penalty

Where are they now? Looking back at Sheffield United's Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur from 2007

Ten years ago, Sheffield United beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Bramall Lane in the Premier League.
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James Hanson passed fit.

Sheffield United duo passed fit to face Scunthorpe

James Hanson and Simon Moore have been passed fit to play in Sheffield United’s crunch meeting with League One promotion rivals Scunthorpe United.

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Huddersfield Town lead the way in the Yorkshire Power Rankings

Yorkshire Power Rankings: Sheffield Wednesday rise above Leeds United and Doncaster Rovers as Huddersfield Town stay ahead

PLENTY of drama in this week’s latest Yorkshire Post Power Rankings for sure - but there is no stopping Huddersfield Town at the summit.

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Bristol Rovers 0 Sheffield United 0: Blades return with point from Bristol

Bristol Rovers 0 Sheffield United 0: Blades return with point from Bristol

much-changed Sheffield United picked up a point after a stalemate at Bristol Rovers.

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Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United: We want promotion for the fans – Alan Knill

Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United: We want promotion for the fans – Alan Knill

IF SHEFFIELD United’s management team of Chris Wilder and Alan Knill needed any reminder of just what they are striving to achieve this season, it was provided by four thousand people on Saturday.

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Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal is Yorkshire's manager of the weekend (Picture: Steve Ellis)

Yorkshire Post Team of the Weekend: Huddersfield Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United well-represented

SO what of the weekend that was, then. It started with a comprehensive victory for Sheffield Wednesday over Birmingham City, but it is fair to say that Saturday’s action was mixed. Certainly result-wise.

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Winning goalscorer Billy Sharp of Sheffield Utd celebrates with Chris Basham.

Killer instinct: Sheffield United stretch lead with Billy Sharp’s strike

MANAGER Chris Wilder hailed Sheffield United after Billy Sharp struck his 20th goal of the season late on for the League One leaders.

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Billy Sharp of Sheffield Utd (R) celebrates scoring the winning goal.

Peterborough 0 Sheffield United 1: We deserved to win, says relieved Chris Wilder

League One leaders Sheffield United stretched their advantage over rivals Scunthorpe United to five points after victory at Peterborough United.

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Jake Wright: Central defender has yet to feature in a losing side for Sheffield United.

Peterborough v Sheffield United: Jake Wright proving the talisman behind Blades push in League One

Jake Wright could be forgiven for boasting about his amazing record since joining Sheffield United.

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Garry Monk and Neil Warnock will come face to face in the dugout at Elland Road

Weekend talking points: What to expect from Neil Warnock's return to Leeds United and Arsenal's trip to Hull City

A COLD SNAP may make the country shiver this weekend, but for those who venture out in search of a footballing fix, there is plenty to warm them up.

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Football news from Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Barnsley, Hull City, Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Bradford City and Doncaster Rovers

Football Today: Gossip, news and more - Leeds United and Doncaster Rovers recognised in monthly awards | Rotherham United chairman discusses relegation

Keep up to date with all the deals and rumours surrounding Yorkshire’s football clubs and rivals across the Football League.

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder expects twists and turns in the League One title race (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage).

Sheffield United in right mood to deal with League One promotion race pressure, insists Chris Wilder

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has backed his players to deal with the pressure as the League One title race starts to heat up.

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