2014–15 Sheffield United F.C. season

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Sheffield United
2014–15 season
Chairman Kevin McCabe
Jim Phipps
(Co-group Chairman)
David Green
(Football Club Chairman)
Owner Abdullah bin Musa'ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (50%)
Kevin McCabe (50%)
Manager Nigel Clough
Top goalscorer League:
Marc McNulty (6)
All:
Marc McNulty (10)
Highest home attendance 24,495
(vs Barnsley)
Lowest home attendance 18,178
(vs Crawley Town)
Average home league attendance 19,813
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Sheffield United Football Club participated in League One, the third level of English football, during the 2014–15 season.

Kit[edit]

In April 2014, United announced that they had agreed a deal with German sportswear company Adidas to produce the team kit for the 2014–15 season and beyond, ending the clubs previous association with Macron.[1] This was followed in June with DBL Logistics being unveiled as the club's secondary shirt sponsor until 2016,[2] and in July by the announcement of luxury car dealers, John Holland Sales as the club's main shirt sponsor.[3] In September United released a third kit, featuring a yellow and black shirt, sponsored by Topspring.[4] On 17 October, Sheffield United announced a two-year deal with local business Blue Portal Telecoms with their logo appearing on the shorts of the first team.[5]

Season overview[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Craig Alcock joined United in July 2014.[6]
South Yorkshire born Andy Butler joined United in June 2014.[7]

On 16 May 2014, Sheffield United released their retained list; Darryl Westlake, Matt Hill, Shaun Miller, Sean McGinty, Elliott Whitehouse, Jasper Johns, Jordan Hodder and Jahmal Smith were all released. Chris Porter was also on the released list, however Nigel Clough confirmed that the club was still in negotiation with him over a new contract.[8] The retained list also confirmed that Mark Howard, Bob Harris and Terry Kennedy had all had their contracts extended.[8] Three days later United signed Jamal Campbell-Ryce on a two year deal after his release from Notts County, and paid an undisclosed fee to Livingston for Marc McNulty who signed a three-year deal.[9] On 5 June, United announced another double signing with Chris Basham joining on a three year deal from Blackpool and South Yorkshire born Andy Butler joining on a two year deal from Walsall.[7] The subsequent week both Ben Davies and Chris Porter signed one-year deals,[10] followed another week later by Tranmere Rovers midfielder James Wallace.[11] As manager Nigel Clough continued to reshape his squad there was continued speculation around the future of defender Harry Maguire with reported interest from Hull City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, with offers of around £1.5m being rejected by United.[12] On 25 June, Febian Brandy was released half way through his two year contract, exactly a year to the day from him joining the club.[13] The following week, striker Lyle Taylor was sold to Scunthorpe United for an undisclosed fee after only a year at Bramall Lane.[14] Meanwhile off the field, co-owner Prince Abdullah was appointed to a government role in his home nation of Saudi Arabia and as such stepped down from his position on the board, installing his advisor Jim Phipps as his replacement in the role of co-chairman.[15]

Striker Michael Higdon joined United in August 2014.[16]

July began with Callum McFadzean joining Burton Albion on a six month loan deal,[17] and with pre-season training underway, defender Craig Alcock was added to the squad on 15 July.[6] Three days later another defender was added to the squad as Blackpool youngster Harrison McGahey was signed for an undisclosed fee.[18] United kicked off their pre-season fixture list on 19 July but suffered a disappointing 4–0 defeat at Burton Albion with Callum McFadzean, on loan from the Blades, numbering amongst Burton's goal scorers.[19] A trip to Northampton Town the following week earned United a better result as they drew 1–1 with their hosts.[20] On 25 July, George Long joined Oxford United on a six month loan deal,[21] while the same evening United recorded their first win of pre-season when they beat Scottish Premiership side Dundee 4–2 at Bramall Lane.[22] On 29 July, incumbent Player of the Year, Harry Maguire, was sold to Premier League side Hull City for £2.5 Million after months of speculation about his future at Bramall Lane.[23] The same evening the Blades suffered a narrow 1–0 home defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Town in the latest of their pre-season friendlies.[24] Two days later United beat Turkish Süper Lig champions Fenerbahçe 2–1 in a charity friendly in aid of the Soma mine disaster,[25] before completing their pre-season fixture list with a 2–0 loss to York City at Bootham Crescent on 2 August 2014.[26] With the start of the new season imminent, on 4 August United signed experienced striker Michael Higdon from Dutch side N.E.C. Nijmegen for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract.[16]

Jay McEveley joined United in August 2014.[27]

August and September: Late goals and a slow start[edit]

United kicked off their league campaign with a lunchtime fixture in front of the television cameras. With six of the summer signings making their competitive débuts for the Blades, United were edged out in a 2–1 defeat to Bristol City.[28] Later that week youngster Louis Reed signed a three-year professional contract with the Blades,[29] before United's first win of the season came in the first round of League Cup against Mansfield Town.[30] On 15 August, United announced the signing of defender Jay McEveley on a one year-deal and goalkeeper Iain Turner on a six-month deal,[27] with striker Joe Ironside joining Alfreton Town on a one-month loan deal a day later.[31] Back in the league United lost 1–0 away at Coventry City.[32] The following match saw United earn their first three points of the season in a 2–1 victory away at Peterborough United.[33] This was followed by a 1–0 home victory over Crawley Town.[34] On 26 August, United progressed to the third round of the League Cup after beating West Ham United on penalties.[35] Back in the league, United rounded off August with a 1–1 away draw at Preston North End with Jose Baxter getting his third goal in three league games.[36]

Following the international break Andy Butler re-joined former club Walsall on an initial one-month loan,[37] and academy product George Willis joined Bradford Park Avenue on a short-term deal.[38] Returning the league action, United beat Rochdale 1–0 at Bramall Lane with Jamal Campbell-Ryce claiming his first goal for the club.[39] On 16 September, the Blades secured an away victory Colchester United, winning 3–2 after coming from two goals down.[40] On 20 September United's seven match unbeaten run came to an end away at Swindon Town in 5–2 defeat.[41] Three days later, United returned to winning ways with a 1–0 away victory over Leyton Orient in the third round of the League Cup.[42] United rounded off September with a 2–1 victory over Gillingham, scoring twice in the final two minutes to come from behind.[43]

The Blades in the 2–0 win over Yorkshire rivals Bradford City at Valley Parade.

October and November: More late goals and Yorkshire derbys[edit]

Paddy McCarthy joined on loan in October 2014.[44]

October started with Paddy McCarthy joining United from Crystal Palace on an initial one-month loan.[44] On 4 October, United lost 3–2 away at Chesterfield with Michael Higdon receiving a red card.[45] The Blades' next match was in the Football League Trophy, winning 2-1 away at Hartlepool United on 7 October,[46] two days before Diego De Girolamo joined York City on a short term loan deal.[47] Back in the league United needed late goals to come from behind again to record a 2–2 draw against Leyton Orient.[48] Seven days later they were 2–0 victors in a televised away fixture against Bradford City as defender Bob Harris scored his first goal in the clubs colours and Marc McNulty netted his fifth of the season.[49] Three days later, United made it two wins on the bounce with a 2-0 home win against Yeovil Town.[50] On 23 October, Andy Butler was sent out on loan to home-town club Doncaster Rovers until January.[51] United made it three wins and three clean sheets in three games with a 1-0 victory away at Crewe Alexandra on 25 October as Stefan Scougall scored his first goal of the season.[52] United rounded off October with a 2–1 away victory over Milton Keynes Dons thanks to a late brace from Michael Higdon, which sent United to the last eight of the League Cup in the fifth round.[53]

The Blades in the 1–0 loss to South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Bramall Lane.
Chris O'Grady joined United on loan in November 2014.[54]

November began with a 1–0 home defeat to local rivals Barnsley.[55] On 4 November, Diego De Girolamo was recalled early from his loan spell at York City[56] after fellow striker Michael Higdon had pulled his hamstring during training.[57] On 8 November, United's first round FA Cup match resulted in a goalless draw away at Crewe Alexandra, meaning a replay of the match at Bramall Lane.[58] On 12 November, United crashed out of the Football League Trophy in a 1-0 away loss to Walsall.[59] On 13 November, it was confirmed that Paddy McCarthy's loan with United had been extended until the end of the calender year.[60] On 14 November, United signed 18 year-old striker Ché Adams for an undisclosed fee from Ilkeston.[61] United's first victory of the month came in a 1-0 win on the 15 November in another Yorkshire derby away at Doncaster Rovers with United going down to ten men after Paddy McCarthy was shown the red card, then Mark Howard saved a penalty before Jamie Murphy scored at the other end; all in the space of under three minutes.[62] On 18 November, United beat Crewe Alexandra 2-0 at Bramall Lane to progress to the second round of the FA Cup thanks to a brace from Ryan Flynn.[58] On 22 November, Joe Ironside joined Hartlepool United on loan,[63] later that day United drew 1-1 at home with Oldham Athletic with substitute Jamal Campbell-Ryce rescuing a point in the second half after United conceded early on.[64] On 25 November, it was confirmed that George Long had been recalled early from his loan spell after Oxford United manager Michael Appleton revealed that Long was no longer part of his plans and had dropped Long from the first team.[65] On loan transfer deadline day on 27 November, Diego De Girolamo rejoined York City on loan with the deal set to expire on 4 January,[66] whilst United completed the loan signing of summer target Chris O'Grady from Brighton & Hove Albion until the end of January 2015.[54] The following day United completed the signing of Kieran Wallace from Ilkeston on a deal until the end of the season whilst academy product CJ Hamilton joined Mickleover Sports on a youth loan.[67] That evening, United ended the month with a 1-1 draw at home to Notts County.[68]

Former loanee John Brayford joined United permanently in January 2015.[69]

December and January: Cup success[edit]

Paul Coutts joined United in January 2015.[70]

December began with a 1-0 home loss to Milton Keynes Dons.[71] The following weekend, United were 3-0 victors over Plymouth Argyle as Jose Baxter converted two penalties to send United to the third round of the FA Cup.[72] On 13 December, Sheffield United's first ever senior match with Fleetwood Town ended in a 1-1 away draw as youngster Kieran Wallace made his professional début.[73] On 16 December 2014, Marc McNulty scored the only goal in a 1-0 home victory over Southampton to send United to the semi-finals of the League Cup with youngster Ché Adams making his senior début.[74] Back in the league United had another draw, this time at home to Walsall on 20 December with Chris O'Grady scoring his first goal in United's colours.[75] On 26 December, United's poor form in the league continued with a 2-1 away loss at Port Vale.[76] On 29 December, Brighton & Hove recalled O'Grady from his loan spell at United due to a striker shortage.[77] On 30 December, Sheffield United were fined £4,000 by The Football Association for failing to control the behaviour of coaching staff, in particular first-team coach Chris Morgan during the League Cup victory over Southampton.[78] The following day, Joe Ironside returned from his loan spell at Hartlepool United.[79]

January began with a 3-0 away victory over Queens Park Rangers of the Premier League with Jamal Campbell-Ryce scoring a second half brace.[80] Paddy McCarthy returned to Crystal Palace at the start of January[81] and on 6 January, Andy Butler was sold to hometown club Doncaster Rovers for an undisclosed fee.[82] On 10 January, United beat promotion rivals Preston North End 2-1 at Bramall Lane with Marc McNulty scoring his tenth goal of the campaign.[83] On 15 January, youngster Joe Ironside was released by United and joined Alfreton Town on an 18-month deal.[84] United's first loss of the calender year came on 17 January at the hands of Milton Keynes Dons in a 1-0 defeat.[85] On 21 January, Tottenham Hotspur took a 1-0 lead in the first leg of the League Cup semi-finals at White Hart Lane with Andros Townsend converting a penalty after Jay McEveley accidentally handled the ball in the box.[86] On 22 January, Chris Porter joined Colchester United on an 18-month deal after being released by the Blades.[87] On 23 January, United brought in two players from Nigel Clough's former club Derby County, midfielder Paul Coutts who signed for an undisclosed fee and former loanee from last season Kieron Freeman joined on a free transfer; both players signed two-and-a-half-year contracts.[70] The following day United announced the signing of John Brayford from Cardiff City on a three-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.[69] The same day, United drew 1-1 away at Preston North End in the fourth round of FA Cup, with Diego De Girolamo scoring his first goal for the club, earning a replay at Bramall Lane.[88]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 January 2015.[89]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Mark Howard
2 England DF Craig Alcock
3 Scotland DF Bob Harris
4 England MF James Wallace
6 England MF Chris Basham
7 Scotland MF Ryan Flynn
8 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Doyle (captain)
9 Scotland FW Jamie Murphy
10 Scotland MF Stefan Scougall
11 England MF Jose Baxter
12 Scotland FW Marc McNulty
13 England GK George Willis
14 Scotland MF Stephen McGinn
15 Scotland DF Neill Collins
16 England MF Ben Davies
17 England DF Harrison McGahey
19 Scotland DF Jay McEveley
20 Jamaica MF Jamal Campbell-Ryce
No. Position Player
21 England FW Michael Higdon
22 England MF Louis Reed
23 Italy FW Diego De Girolamo
24 Scotland GK Iain Turner
27 England DF Terry Kennedy
28 Republic of Ireland MF Connor Dimaio
29 England FW Ché Adams
30 England MF Ben Whiteman
31 England MF Otis Khan
33 England MF Kieran Wallace
34 Belgium MF Florent Cuvelier
England DF John Brayford
England MF Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Scotland MF Paul Coutts
Wales FW Jake Eyre
Wales DF Kieron Freeman
England GK George Long
England MF Callum McFadzean

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England DF Julian Banton (on loan at Bradford Park Avenue)
No. Position Player
England MF CJ Hamilton (on loan at Mickleover Sports)

Left before the end of the season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
5 England DF Andy Butler
18 England FW Chris Porter
England FW Joe Ironside
No. Position Player
26 Republic of Ireland DF Paddy McCarthy (on loan from Crystal Palace)
32 England FW Chris O'Grady (on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion)

Transfers and contracts[edit]

In[edit]

Summer[edit]

Squad # Position Player Transferred from Fee Date Contract length Source
20 MF Jamaica Jamal Campbell-Ryce England Notts County Free 19 May 2014 2 years [9]
12 FW Scotland Marc McNulty Scotland Livingston Undisclosed 19 May 2014 3 years [9]
6 MF England Chris Basham England Blackpool Free 5 June 2014 3 years [7]
5 DF England Andy Butler England Walsall Free 5 June 2014 2 years [7]
16 MF England Ben Davies England Derby County Free 9 June 2014 1 year [10]
4 MF England James Wallace England Tranmere Rovers Undisclosed 13 June 2014 2 years [11]
2 DF England Craig Alcock England Peterborough United Free 15 July 2014 2 years [6]
17 DF England Harrison McGahey England Blackpool Compensation 18 July 2014 2 years [18]
21 FW England Michael Higdon Netherlands N.E.C. Nijmegen Undisclosed 4 August 2014 2 years [16]
19 DF Scotland Jay McEveley England Swindon Town Free 15 August 2014 1 year [27]
24 GK Scotland Iain Turner England Barnsley Free 15 August 2014 6 Months [27]

Winter[edit]

Squad # Position Player Transferred from Fee Date Contract length Source
29 FW England Ché Adams England Ilkeston Undisclosed 14 November 2014 2 years [61][90]
33 MF England Kieran Wallace England Ilkeston Free 28 November 2014 1 years [67]
DF Wales Kieron Freeman England Derby County Free 23 January 2015 2.5 years [70]
MF Scotland Paul Coutts England Derby County Undisclosed 23 January 2015 2.5 years [70]
DF England John Brayford Wales Cardiff City Undisclosed 24 January 2015 3.5 years [69]

Loan in[edit]

Squad # Position Player Loaned from Start End Source
26 DF Republic of Ireland Paddy McCarthy England Crystal Palace 3 October 2014 2 November 2014 [44]
26 DF Republic of Ireland Paddy McCarthy England Crystal Palace 13 November 2014 28 December 2014 [60]
32 FW England Chris O'Grady England Brighton & Hove Albion 27 November 2014 29 December 2014 [54][77]

Out[edit]

Summer[edit]

Squad # Position Player Transferred to Fee Date Source
19 MF England Febian Brandy England Rotherham United Free 25 June 2014 [13][91]
2 DF England Darryl Westlake Scotland Kilmarnock Free 30 June 2014 [8][92]
6 DF England Matt Hill England Tranmere Rovers Free 30 June 2014 [93][8][94]
12 FW England Shaun Miller England Coventry City Free 30 June 2014 [95][8][96]
20 DF Republic of Ireland Sean McGinty England Rochdale Free 30 June 2014 [8][97]
27 MF England Elliott Whitehouse England Notts County Free 30 June 2014 [8][98]
30 DF Northern Ireland Jasper Johns Free 30 June 2014 [8]
DF England Jordan Hodder Free 30 June 2014 [8]
FW England Jahmal Smith Free 30 June 2014 [8]
10 FW England Lyle Taylor England Scunthorpe United Undisclosed 30 June 2014 [14]
5 DF England Harry Maguire England Hull City £2.5 Million 29 July 2014 [23]

Winter[edit]

Squad # Position Player Transferred to Fee Date Source
5 DF England Andy Butler England Doncaster Rovers Undisclosed 6 January 2015 [99]
FW England Joe Ironside England Alfreton Town Released 15 January 2015 [84]
18 FW England Chris Porter England Colchester United Released 22 January 2015 [87]

Loan out[edit]

Squad # Position Player Loaned to Start End Source
MF England Callum McFadzean England Burton Albion 3 July 2014 January 2015 [17]
GK England George Long England Oxford United 25 July 2014 25 November 2014 [21][65]
FW England Joe Ironside England Alfreton Town 16 August 2014 November 2014 [31]
DF England Julian Banton England Bradford Park Avenue 22 August 2014 21 September 2014 [100]
5 DF England Andy Butler England Walsall 11 September 2014 20 October 2014 [37][101]
13 GK England George Willis England Bradford Park Avenue 11 September 2014 6 October 2014 [38]
23 MF Italy Diego De Girolamo England York City 9 October 2014 4 November 2014 [47][56]
5 DF England Andy Butler England Doncaster Rovers 23 October 2014 6 January 2015 [51][82]
FW England Joe Ironside England Hartlepool United 22 November 2014 31 December 2014 [63][79]
23 MF Italy Diego De Girolamo England York City 26 November 2014 4 January 2015 [66]
MF England CJ Hamilton England Mickleover Sports 28 November 2014 [67]

Contracts[edit]

New contracts and contract extensions.

Player Date Length Contracted until Reference / Notes
Scotland Bob Harris 16 May 2014 1 Year Summer 2015 [8]
England Mark Howard 16 May 2014 1 Year Summer 2015 [8]
England Terry Kennedy 16 May 2014 1 Year Summer 2015 [8]
England Chris Porter 9 June 2014 1 Year Summer 2015 [10]
England Louis Reed 12 August 2014 3 Year Summer 2018 [29]

Season firsts[edit]

Player début[edit]

Players making their first team Sheffield United début in a fully competitive match.

Squad # Position Player Date Opponents Ground Notes
2 DF England Craig Alcock 9 August 2014 Bristol City Bramall Lane [102]
6 MF England Chris Basham 9 August 2014 Bristol City Bramall Lane [103]
21 FW England Michael Higdon 9 August 2014 Bristol City Bramall Lane [104]
17 DF England Harrison McGahey 9 August 2014 Bristol City Bramall Lane [105]
20 MF Jamaica Jamal Campbell-Ryce 9 August 2014 Bristol City Bramall Lane Sub[106]
12 FW Scotland Marc McNulty 9 August 2014 Bristol City Bramall Lane Sub[107]
5 DF England Andy Butler 13 August 2014 Mansfield Town Bramall Lane League Cup[108]
19 DF Scotland Jay McEveley 16 August 2014 Coventry City Sixfields Stadium Sub[109]
4 MF England James Wallace 26 August 2014 West Ham United Upton Park League Cup[110]
26 DF Republic of Ireland Paddy McCarthy 4 October 2014 Chesterfield Proact Stadium [111]
24 GK Scotland Iain Turner 7 October 2014 Hartlepool United Victoria Park Football League Trophy[112]
32 FW England Chris O'Grady 2 December 2014 Milton Keynes Dons Bramall Lane
33 MF England Kieran Wallace 13 December 2014 Fleetwood Town Highbury Stadium [73]
29 FW England Ché Adams 16 December 2014 Southampton Bramall Lane League Cup

Debut goal[edit]

Players scoring their first goal for Sheffield United in a competitive fixture.

Squad # Position Player Date Opponents Ground Notes
21 FW England Michael Higdon 9 August 2014 Bristol City Bramall Lane [104]
5 DF England Andy Butler 13 August 2014 Mansfield Town Bramall Lane League Cup[108]
12 FW Scotland Marc McNulty 13 August 2014 Mansfield Town Bramall Lane League Cup[107]
20 MF Jamaica Jamal Campbell-Ryce 13 September 2014 Rochdale Bramall Lane [106]
26 DF Republic of Ireland Paddy McCarthy 11 October 2014 Leyton Orient Bramall Lane [111]
3 DF Scotland Bob Harris 18 October 2014 Bradford City Valley Parade [113]
32 FW England Chris O'Grady 20 December 2014 Walsall F.C. Bramall Lane [75]
23 FW Italy Diego De Girolamo 24 January 2015 Preston North End Deepdale [88]

Competitive fixture[edit]

First ever meeting of the two clubs in a competitive fixture.

Opposition Date Venue Result Score Notes
Fleetwood Town 13 December 2014 Highbury Stadium Draw 1–1 [73]

Stadia[edit]

First ever visit to a stadium for a competitive fixture

Venue Opposition Date Result Score Notes
Highbury Stadium Fleetwood Town 13 December 2014 Draw 1–1 [73]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 24 January 2015.
No. Nat Pos Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Mark Howard 35 0 24 0 5 0 6 0 0 0
2 England DF Craig Alcock 26 0 17+1 0 3 0 4 0 1 0
3 Scotland DF Bob Harris 34 2 17+5 2 4 0 6 0 2 0
4 England MF James Wallace 13 0 7+3 0 0+1 0 1+1 0 0 0
6 England MF Chris Basham 27 0 16+2 0 4 0 3 0 2 0
7 Scotland MF Ryan Flynn 29 3 9+11 1 4 2 4 0 1 0
8 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Doyle 34 0 21+2 0 4 0 5+1 0 1 0
9 Scotland FW Jamie Murphy 34 4 23 4 3+2 0 4+1 0 0+1 0
10 Scotland MF Stefan Scougall 26 1 18+1 1 3+1 0 2 0 0+1 0
11 England FW Jose Baxter 31 6 15+4 3 4+1 2 2+3 0 1+1 1
12 Scotland FW Marc McNulty 29 10 7+13 6 2+1 2 5 2 0+1 0
13 England GK George Willis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Scotland MF Stephen McGinn 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
15 Scotland DF Neill Collins 12 1 8 1 0 0 3 0 0+1 0
16 England MF Ben Davies 14 4 9 4 1 0 3 0 1 0
17 England DF Harrison McGahey 22 0 10+5 0 1 0 3+1 0 2 0
19 Scotland DF Jay McEveley 30 0 20+2 0 4 0 3+1 0 0 0
20 Jamaica MF Jamal Campbell-Ryce 27 7 12+4 4 4 2 3+2 0 1+1 1
21 England FW Michael Higdon 18 5 8+4 2 2+1 0 1+2 3 0 0
22 England MF Louis Reed 21 0 3+7 0 4+1 0 4 0 2 0
23 Italy FW Diego De Girolamo 5 1 0 0 1+2 1 0 0 2 0
24 Scotland GK Iain Turner 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
27 England DF Terry Kennedy 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
28 Republic of Ireland MF Connor Dimaio 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
29 England FW Ché Adams 3 0 1+1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
30 England MF Ben Whiteman 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
31 England MF Otis Khan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England MF Kieran Wallace 4 0 1+1 0 0 0 0+2 0 0 0
34 Belgium MF Florent Cuvelier 5 0 1+2 0 0+1 0 1 0 0 0
Wales DF Kieron Freeman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Paul Coutts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England DF John Brayford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England GK George Long 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England MF Callum McFadzean 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who left before the end of the season:
5 England DF Andy Butler 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
18 England FW Chris Porter 5 0 0+1 0 0 0 1+1 0 2 0
26 Republic of Ireland DF Paddy McCarthy 11 1 10+1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 England FW Chris O'Grady 4 1 4+0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
England FW Joe Ironside 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

As of 24 January 2015
Place Number Nation Position Name League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
1 12 Scotland FW Marc McNulty 6 2 2 0 10
2 20 Jamaica MF Jamal Campbell-Ryce 4 2 0 1 7
3 11 England FW Jose Baxter 3 2 0 1 6
3 21 England FW Michael Higdon 2 0 3 0 5
4 16 England MF Ben Davies 4 0 0 0 4
9 Scotland FW Jamie Murphy 4 0 0 0 4
5 7 Scotland MF Ryan Flynn 1 2 0 0 3
6 3 Scotland DF Bob Harris 2 0 0 0 2
7 5 England DF Andy Butler 0 0 1 0 1
23 Italy MF Diego De Girolamo 0 1 0 0 1
15 Scotland DF Neill Collins 1 0 0 0 1
26 Republic of Ireland DF Paddy McCarthy 1 0 0 0 1
32 England FW Chris O'Grady 1 0 0 0 1
10 Scotland MF Stefan Scougall 1 0 0 0 1
Total 30 9 6 2 47

United also benefited from one own goal in the Football League Cup.

Clean sheets[edit]

As of 4 January 2015
Rank Pos No. Nat Name League One FA Cup League Cup FLT Total
1 GK 1 England Mark Howard 6 4 2 0 12
Total 6 4 2 0 12

Penalties[edit]

As of 21 January 2015

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 24 January 2015
Number Nation Position Name League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
6 England MF Chris Basham 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1
21 England FW Michael Higdon 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
26 Republic of Ireland DF Paddy McCarthy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 Scotland DF Bob Harris 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 6 0
8 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Doyle 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
11 England FW Jose Baxter 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
19 Scotland DF Jay McEveley 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
20 Jamaica MF Jamal Campbell-Ryce 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 Scotland MF Stefan Scougall 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2 England DF Craig Alcock 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
7 Scotland MF Ryan Flynn 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
16 England MF Ben Davies 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 England GK Mark Howard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 Scotland DF Jay McEveley 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 Scotland FW Marc McNulty 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 England MF Louis Reed 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
34 Belgium MF Florent Cuvelier 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
17 England DF Harrison McGahey 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
17 England DF Terry Kennedy 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 Scotland FW Jamie Murphy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 England MF James Wallace 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 29 3 5 0 9 0 2 0 46 3

International Call-ups[edit]

No. P Name Squad Competition Opposition Date Cap Goals Notes
MF Jamie McDonagh Northern Ireland Northern Ireland U19 2014 Milk Cup[114] China China U19
Mexico Mexico U19
Canada Canada U19
MF Shea Gordon Northern Ireland Northern Ireland U17 2014 Syrenka Cup[115] Belgium Belgium U17 26 August 2014 Y 0
Poland Poland U17 28 August 2014 Y 0
MF Jamie McDonagh Northern Ireland Northern Ireland U19 Friendly[116] Iceland Iceland U19 3 September 2014 Y 0 [117]
Iceland Iceland U19 5 September 2014 Y 2 [117]
DF Ioan Evans Wales Wales U19 [115] Montenegro Montenegro U19 4 September 2014 Y 0 [118]
MF Connor Dimaio Republic of Ireland Ireland U19 Friendly[119] Netherlands Netherlands U19 8 September 2014
MF Joel Coustrain Republic of Ireland Ireland U19 Friendly[119] Netherlands Netherlands U19 8 September 2014
23 FW Diego De Girolamo Italy Italy U20 [115] Germany Germany U20
Poland Poland U20
Switzerland Switzerland U20

League One table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 Fleetwood Town 27 10 7 10 27 26 +1 37
8 Bradford City 25 10 6 9 32 29 +3 36
9 Sheffield United 24 10 6 8 30 28 +2 36
10 Notts County 26 9 8 9 30 31 −1 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 9 8 8 26 29 −3 35
Updated to match(es) played on 27 January 2015. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Matches[edit]

Key[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

League One[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

Pre-Season and friendlies[edit]

References[edit]

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