BROOKS BACK AT FEVER PITCH

Daily Mirror - - SPORT - BY MIKE WHAL­LEY

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.

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