Beattie is set to miss Leyton Orient game

Last updated : 12 January 2009 By Ashblade

James Beattie
It has been announced that James Beattie will not be featured in the Leyton Orient game Tuesday night but is still at the Blades until further notice.

Blackwell Added:
"Nothing has changed since the weekend and James is still a Sheffield United player. He trained with us this morning and has now gone home, Things have been more than a little unsettling for him over the past few days - he is a human being - and his head is a bit mixed up at the moment, so he will not travel with us."

The boss at the lane would love to have Beatts in the team but has to put the team first at this early stage.

"From everyone's point of view this episode would ideally be resolved as soon as possible. Ever since I came here there has been speculation about James Beattie and if he stays I am sure it will happen again because he is the top man, a goalscorer.

"We have to deal with speculation but it is never ending and if I keep worrying about it I couldn't manage this club properly."

Blackwell had a word as well; not all positive mind.

"We have one or two irons in the fire and we will move when the time is right and not before. The saying is 'act in haste and repent at leisure' and we are mindful of that, Eight or nine years ago Charlton were the accepted model for aspiring teams, but they made mistakes and my, look how they are paying the price now.

"Kevin McCabe wants success at Sheffield United but not at the cost of risking everything."