Blades in defensive crisis

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Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell faces a defensive crisis after losing Marcel Seip and Andrew Taylor to injuries and hopes to get another centre half in soon.

The Blades sold central defender Matt Killgallon to Sunderland on Friday and 24 hours later saw Marcel Seip strain his hamstring in the warm-up prior to the FA Cup defeat at Bolton. Andrew Taylor could be out for four or five weeks because of a groin injury.

Blackwell said: "(Jonathan) Fortune is out on his feet and I didn't expect that 'Killa' and Seip would both go on the same weekend. I have got to try and get another centre-half in and if I can I will. But it's proving difficult at the moment."

Andrew Taylor went into the Reading match with a groin problem, but such was the Blades' defensive crisis was asked to play through the pain. Taylor could only last 45 minutes and could now be out of the first-team picture for a much longer period.

Blackwell added: "He has got a bad groin. I asked him to play and it did affect him first half.

"But he showed that team spirit and character to play. Depending on the severity, it could be four or five weeks."

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