Sheffield United’s Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie charged over incidents at play-off match against Nottingham Forest

Two Sheffield United players have been charged over incidents at the end of the Championship play-off semi-final second leg against Nottingham Forest last month.

In a statement, the club said Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie “strenuously deny” the allegations – and that it was “disappointed” to learn they had been charged.

The club added: “Both players voluntarily engaged in interviews with Nottinghamshire Police in the aftermath of the fixture which saw their teammate, Billy Sharp, the victim of assault in the chaos which followed the final whistle.”

It is not yet known what the players are accused of doing.

The allegations relate to the match at the City Ground on 17 May.

Forest, who went on to earn promotion to the Premier League, won 3-2 on penalties after the tie ended 3-3 on aggregate.

Home fans then invaded the pitch in celebration, during which Blades skipper Billy Sharp was assaulted and a man later charged.

Nottinghamshire Police have been approached for comment.

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