It’s unfortunate news for Wolverhampton Wanderers to lose Pedro Neto to a hamstring injury, especially given his impressive form and contributions this season. Losing a player of his caliber can be a setback for any team.
The Portuguese player has provided seven assists in the Premier League this season, six more than any other Wolves player. They will need to rely on other attacking options to maintain Neto’s creative spark in his absence.
While this is a big blow for Wolves, it will certainly make Saturday’s game easier for Sheffield United’s struggling defence who have conceded almost an average of three goals per game.
United will likely deploy George Baldock at right-back following his return to the matchday squad last weekend. Ben Osborn also could feature after his recovery from injury.
The Bladesmen will welcome back last season’s promotion winner Tommy Doyle to Bramall Lane in a game where Paul Heckingbottom will be attempting to save his job in the dugout.
Reports heading into the Arsenal game suggested Heckingbottom would be sacked after the weekend, but after another painful defeat he still remains, although he has implied during recent interviews that the Blades are competing against the likes of Wolves.