Blades boss backs youngsters
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Warnock's Blades are geared up for their Yorkshire derby clash with Leeds at Bramall Lane and he has already told Terry Venables that his boys will need to fight all the way to get a result.
With the likes of Michael Tonge (pictured) and Michael Brown starring for The Blades so far this season, Warnock believes his young stars will relish the chance to show their skills against Premiership opposition.
Tonge has been eyed by several top clubs, including Liverpool and Tottenham, and Warnock has no doubt that he, and others in his squad, are as good as their Premiership opponents.
"I think we have two or three here who could play in the Leeds side, "said Warnock. "And Michael (Tonge) would definitely be among them.
"I don't think my youngsters will have any fear, they will simply enjoy the occasion.
"All the young lads have simply got to play in this one in order to give them experience.
"It'll be great for Michael and the rest because I do believe you get more time on the ball against top teams, whereas our division can be like the Wacky Races."
With Leeds struggling of late, the Steel City side feel they will never have a better chance to put one over on their Yorkshire rivals, and pile more misery on Venables.