Harry Leonard was on the scoresheet for Blackburn Rovers' Under-21s as they were beaten 3-2 by Sheffield United after conceding the 94th minute.

Jon Dahl Tomasson confirmed on Friday that the striker would be involved for Mike Sheron's side as he continues to build up his game time. Leonard was a second-half substitute against Preston North End, coming on for the final 15 minutes.

"We will have Batty involved tomorrow (Saturday), maybe Harry Leonard," Tomasson told The Lancashire Telegraph. "I haven't looked at the load but I'd imagine he'll play against Sheffield United."

Jake Batty, Zac Gilsenan, Pat Gamble and Tom Atcheson were all involved too as Rovers fell to a last-minute defeat in a game defined by the penalty spot.

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Sydie Peck opened the scoring for the Blades with a great free-kick, moments before having a penalty saved by Joe Hilton. Rovers were level inside 15 minutes though as Leonard converted from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the area.

Sheron's men then had the lead on 25 minutes as Batty fired them ahead after breaking into the penalty area with a strong run and finish.

That lead only lasted 15 minutes, though, with Sheffield United drawing level before half-time in an entertaining match. Fernando Macedo converted a dangerous cross from the left to level the scores at the break.

Both teams had opportunities to try and win the game and Rovers were handed the perfect chance from 12 yards. Unfortunately, Gilsenan stepped up and his spot-kick was saved 11 minutes from time. Leonard had just gone off, having converted the first penalty.

Sheffield United then stole the win in the final moments as Owen Hampson's deflected into the back of the net. Batty was dismissed shortly after as he collected his second caution of the game, leaving Rovers pointless and with the men.

Rovers currently sit bottom of the Premier League 2 standings with only four points from their opening eight games. They are next in action on Wednesday in the Premier League International Cup, hosting PSV at Leyland.

Rovers: Hilton; Duru, Gamble (c), Atcheson (Olson 46), Batty; Weston, Edmondson (Shorrocks 75); Wood, Gilsenan; Bloxham, Leonard (Nsangou 76).

Subs not used: Michalski, Doherty.

Next up: PSV (H), Premier League International Cup, Wednesday November 15.