Sheffield United could once again be without David McGoldrick this weekend as they head to Crystal Palace.
The Blades head to Selhurst Park on the back of breaking their transfer record with the addition of Sander Berge.
A good point away at Arsenal last time out followed by an excellent FA Cup win at Millwall means the Blades head to London in fine form overall.
However, Chris Wilder has confirmed that he could once again be without David McGoldrick for the trip. The striker has been missing for the last few weeks with a foot injury.
And Wilder confirmed things haven’t gone as smooth as McGoldrick might have liked in his recovery.
“David McGoldrick we are assessing. He took a little bit of a setback in the week. But, we’ll assess that today and hopefully, he’ll be ok for the weekend“, Wilder said. (Radio Sheffield)
McGoldrick has yet to get off the mark this season despite a host of good chances. However, his form, in general, has been excellent, so having him fit and available is key for the Blades.
Wilder, though, will put his trust in his other strikers if need be. Billy Sharp has started two games of late, while Oli McBurnie has been in form. Lys Mousset is fully fit, while United could also add Richairo Zivkovic before the 12 pm registration deadline today.
A key player…but a need to step up
There’s no doubt David McGoldrick has been key for Sheffield United this season. His link play and work rate has been one of the key cogs behind the Blades’ success.
However, the signing of Berge, plus the potential other new arrivals, puts the pressure on current squad members to step up.
Chris Wilder is clearly not standing still with the club. He’s keen to move the Blades forward and his January dealings show just how determined he is to keep progressing.
McGoldrick, then, will be hoping to finally break his duck and contribute in the final months of the campaign.