The injury list at Sheffield United is not too extensive for their FA Cup replay against Wrexham – however, manager Paul Heckingbottom is unwilling to risk any players with injury doubts.
One player who looks likely to miss out is Manchester City loanee Tommy Doyle, who was also absent for the Blades’ South Yorkshire derby stalemate against Rotherham United. When asked if Doyle would play against Wrexham at Bramall lane, Heckingbottom responded via The Star with: “No, probably not.
“He’s been out running on the grass with George [Baldock] so it’s not a problem with fitness in terms of coming back and reoccurring, it’s just him being over this little calf issue. If he misses tomorrow, he’ll do something in terms of training instead.”
George Baldock is another player who may miss out on the game, as he is in a similar position to Doyle. Additionally, Ciaran Clark is back in training and could feature against The Red Dragons, but is unlikely to play the full 90 minutes.
On Clark’s condition, Heckingbottom said: “If we get the chance to get him some minutes, we will do it. But not 90, that’d be foolish and risking more than we potentially gain.”
Scottish midfielder John Fleck has also resumed training, having not played since November. Likewise, however, he’s unlikely to feature against the Welsh club.
Oli McBurnie, who has been suffering with an ankle injury, played 75 minutes in the Blades’ last fixture. Now, he’s close to a clean bill of health and could play in the replay.