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Oli McBurnie injury update with striker in contention to play against Tottenham

Oli McBurnie is in contention to play against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has confirmed the striker is back in training.

McBurnie has played just once since December 13 and first injuring his shoulder during the 3-0 Premier League defeat to Southampton.

The 24-year-old returned on Boxing Day thanks to a painkilling injection, only to aggravate the injury as the Blades lost 1-0 to Everton.

Yet Wilder says McBurnie could feature when his side host Spurs on Sunday.

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“He’s working away and been out on the grass (training),” the United boss told BBC Radio Sheffield.

“It’s a difficult one because of the nature of the injury with Oli.

“It has to be tested in training. He’s come through the early part of his recovery and we’ve still got another day to go to see where’s he at.

“But he’s a doubt. I’d be delighted if he was available but it’s really a day-by-day process with Oli.”

McBurnie isn’t the only one who could return against Tottenham

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The South Yorkshire team are looking to make it three successive wins in all competitions at Bramall Lane this weekend.

They may still be bottom of the table and nine points form safety, but are on the back of their first league victory of the season after beating Newcastle United on Tuesday.

This will give them some confidence against Jose Mourinho’s men and having McBurnie back will only boost that.

Yet the Scotland international isn’t the only one in line for a return.

Both George Baldock and Enda Stevens missed the win over Newcastle, but Wilder confirmed after the game they would be available to play Tottenham.

Lys Mousset was also a doubt to face the Magpies. However, the forward was named as an unused substitute.

Having more players back will be welcomed by Wilder, who hasn’t been able to name a full bench for the past four matches due to injuries and positive Covid-19 cases.

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