1995–96 Sheffield United F.C. season

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Sheffield United
1995–96 season
Chairman Reg Brealey (until 22 September)
Alan Laver (from 19 October)
Mike McDonald (from 2 December)
Manager Dave Bassett (until 12 December)
Howard Kendall (from 13 December)
Stadium Bramall Lane
Division One 9th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Nathan Blake (16)

Nathan Blake (16)

The 1995-96 season was the 107th season in existence for Sheffield United, during which they played in Division One for the second successive season. In the first half of the season events in the boardroom overshadowed those on the pitch until Mike McDonald completed a successful take over of the club. Following his arrival manager Dave Bassett resigned and was replaced by Howard Kendall who was provided with the funds to overhaul the squad. A large number of changes were made to the playing squad over the following months meaning the club used more first-team players in one season than ever before. Although struggling for much of the season the new arrivals brought about a late rally and the club finished a respectable ninth in the division.

First-team squad[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 Gary Ablett (on loan from Everton)
England FW Brett Angell (on loan from Sunderland)
England DF Graham Anthony
England FW Tony Battersby
England MF Mark Beard
England DF Paul Beesley
Wales FW Nathan Blake
England DF Mark Blount
England MF Gordon Cowans
England DF Ross Davidson
England DF Scott Fitzgerald (on loan from Wilmbedon)
Norway FW Jostein Flo
England DF Mark Foran
England MF Kevin Gage
England MF John Gannon
England DF Brian Gayle (captain)
England MF Steve Hawes
England MF Adrian Heath
Wales MF Glyn Hodges
Australia DF Doug Hodgson
England MF Paul Holland
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Don Hutchison
Republic of Ireland GK Alan Kelly
England GK Billy Mercer
England GK Carl Muggleton (on loan from Stoke City)
Norway DF Roger Nilsen
England MF Mark Patterson
England MF John Reed
England MF Paul Rogers
England FW Andy Scott
England DF Rob Scott
England DF Chris Short
England FW Phil Starbuck
Wales FW Gareth Taylor
England GK Simon Tracey
England DF David Tuttle
Australia FW Carl Veart
Netherlands DF Michel Vonk
Scotland FW Andy Walker
England MF Mitch Ward
England MF David White
England MF Dane Whitehouse