Sheffield United boss expects to get “big chunk” of players back from injury

Any last bit of hope of Sheffield United pulling themselves out of a deep hole was squashed last Saturday when the Blades gave up a 2-0 lead at Bournemouth

It was a gutting result as the performance arguably deserved the win, once more it was the defending inside the box that let the team down. Nevertheless, the point at the time moved Sheffield United up to 19th before Burnley would eventually earn a point themselves the following afternoon, against West Ham.

With ten games left and ten points behind 17th place Nottingham Forest, the task looks daunting indeed and it’s understandable that almost everyone in the fan base has an eye on the 2024/25 Championship campaign.

The Blades have the luxury of having an extra week off from playing because of the FA Cup weekend, and then of course the subsequent international break. 

What the Sheffield United boss has said

Chris Wilder admitted that the players will have a period to relax because of this extended break. He detailed to The Star: “It’s right that they get that breather, to rest going into the last ten games of the season, but they’ll be working as well.”

The Sheffield United boss commented on the Blades’ current injury predicament:   

“We have our longer-term ones who we’re not expecting back before the end of the season but the others, I think there’ll be a big chunk of them that’ll be ready to be involved in the final quarter of the season and we need them back and healthy. We need to be consistent with them as well.”

After the international break, United host mid-table side Fulham before swiftly taking on Liverpool at Anfield.

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  1. Cannot see blades putting good finish in without defensive options for leaky defence. Without injection of money for summer transfers given so many players leave for free CW has very difficult task to put together really competitive squad for championship too. Will need to find couple of Maccas and MGW in loan market and more.

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