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.”