Date: 24th February 2016 at 7:56am
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Florent Cuvelier, at only 23 theoretically has plenty of years ahead of him (fingers crossed injury free ones) made his first Sheffield United appearance since Boxing Day 2014 at the weekend.

Having suffered a string of injuries during his time with United since arriving from Stoke, he’s also had loans with Port Vale and Burton; he made his return from his latest setback against Vale on Saturday coming on for the final 30-minutes in the one-nil win at Bramall Lane.

The midfielder impressed in his first firs-team involvement with the Blades in well over two-years!

A torn anterior cruciate ligament was picked up whilst on loan with Port Vale then he had a string of ‘niggling injuries’ with his loan with Burton ended due to a hamstring complaint but Nigel Adkins was able to bring him back into the fold and has spoken highly on him to the Sheffield Telegraph.

‘We’re delighted to have him back. He deserves all the praise which comes his way… his attitude since we came in has been exemplary. Which is exactly what you need from a player who has been out that long. He’s had setback after setback but kept working so hard. We can help him, of course, but at the end of the day it’s him that has to put in the work and, credit to him, he’s done that.’

The United boss said he couldn’t fault his commitment and desire to come back from setback after setback, which has been ‘first-class.’

I know it’s a clich├ęd view but his return will now make him like a ‘new signing’ in a way wont it, as long as he can stay fit!

This is something Adkins finished by saying he’s hopeful the former Belgium U21 international can now do with his ‘body is strong’ with his return a plus at the end of a ‘challenging week’ following the suspension of Jose Baxter, something he wouldn’t comment on mind.

‘He’s now at the stage where he knows his body is strong, he has confidence in himself and I have confidence in him, too, first to put him on the bench and then to bring him on at an important stage of the game. It’s been difficult for him to get in the side because of the sheer amount of players we have, but his attitude has been first class.’

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