Date: 20th February 2016 at 8:20am
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Sheffield United’s former Everton and Oldham forward Jose Baxter has been suspended by the club again, the second time this has happened in nine-months.

Little, to no details, have been given with the Official Website simply releasing this statement on Friday.

‘Sheffield United Football Club can confirm that Jose Baxter has been suspended. Procedures are being followed and no further comment will be made until the completion of these actions.’

No explanation or reasoning at all and, by all accounts, when BBC Radio Sheffield went to United for the reasons behind this ban ‘the club declined to comment.’

I think it safe to say we all know about his previous suspension, and why this was enforced despite the 24-year-old maintaining his innocence, with him conspicuous by his absence around the festive period I seem to recall but this seems to come completely out of the blue?

Only earlier this week the 24-year-old spoke about his disappointment at the clubs poor performance against Bury that he wouldn’t deny wasn’t good enough and wasn’t something (that and the run of late) the fans would, rightly so, tolerate.

The Sheffield Star is now reporting Baxter has failed a second drugs test? Which is the reason behind this second suspension, I would guess many anticipated this – the club haven’t, as far as I can see, confirmed or denied this.

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