Last updated : 09 January 2003 By Editor

2-1 to Sheffield United and former United youngster Tonge gets rave reviews.

Manager Neil Warnock has said:

"I know we will lose him if we don't win promotion this season. If that happens, Liverpool can have him. But, if we do make it into the Premiership, we shall never lose him.”

"Phil Thompson said to me afterwards, 'Just wait till we get you back to our place'. Frankly, I can't wait to go there."

Regular Backbeat readers will be familiar with Tonge’s progress, and the interest shown by Liverpool and Juventus.