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Latest Sheffield United Injury News For This Week

Latest Sheffield United Injury News For This Week

Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck could return to the squad when the Blades travel to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

The 27-year-old picked up a thigh injury in the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace and was missing from the starting line up for the 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday. Manager Chris Wilder says he is more hopeful that Fleck will return ahead of the trip down to London:

“He wasn’t close at all for Saturday, but we’ve got a full week now and hopefully he’ll be out on the grass pretty early. We’ve got a couple of bumps and bruises from the weekend, which’ll mean a few players miss Tuesday.

“But there’s nothing long term; we’ve got no long-term injuries at all. We’re hopeful John will be ready for the weekend and if he does make it, I expect we’ll have a full hit to choose from.”

It seems as though there are a few others who have also picked up injuries, but there has been no news about who will miss out for the Carabao Cup second-round match against Blackburn Rovers tomorrow night.

Wilder is expected to ring the changes for the game with a number of fringe players likely to be given the nod, as some of the first team are given a rest. However, it appears that the Blades will have no injury worries for their next league game.