Sheffield United: Campbell-Ryce in play-off contention

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Jamal Campbell-Ryce is in contention for a place in the squad which faces Swindon Town in the League One play-offs on Thursday, Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough has confirmed.

Campbell-Ryce has resumed training at the Redtooth Academy following a spell on loan with his former club Notts County and, if he recovers from a knee injury, could be handed the chance to face Mark Cooper’s side.

Clough said: “Even outside the 18 there is a chance for someone. Jamal is back and might not make the 18 but he is in the squad. Everyone has a role to play. Jamal has had a knock to his knee and in light training so we’ll see.”

United host Swindon in the first leg of their semi-final on Thursday evening before the return in Wiltshire on Monday night. The winners will face either Chesterfield or Preston North End at Wembley on May 24.

“I sense the mood is buoyant,” Clough said. “The Barnsley and Doncaster wins over Easter put us in a position where it would take a set of circumstances not to get in there.

“When the players have looked ahead, the two legs have been what matters. We are in pretty good shape, physically and mentally.”

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