BROOKS BACK AT FEVER PITCH
Sheff Utd 2 Burton 0
DAVID BROOKS looks to be getting back to his best just in time to revive the Blades’ play-off push.
The former Manchester City youngster did not play for two months after being struck down with glandular fever in December. But he is slowly playing his way back to full fitness with a handful of substitute appearances – and came off the bench to score his first goal since his return.
He almost set up another goal after that, with a tidy pass for Lee Evans to hit a dipping shot that bounced off the top of the bar.
Enda Stevens (left) swept in his first goal for the Blades from George Baldock’s cut-back to open the scoring and put them on course in the 29th minute.
Burton boss Nigel Clough, returning to the club who sacked him three years ago, badly needed a win to help his side beat the drop, but home keeper Jamal Blackman was on form.
Blackman tipped an early shot from Lloyd Dyer round his post, then denied the winger again just before the break.