Sheffield United have been boosted ahead of the clash with West Ham on Sunday, with Andriy Yarmolenko set to miss the game.
The Hammers winger has tested positive for Covid-19 while away on duty with Ukraine and will now be subject to self-isolation rules in the UK.
Yarmolenko has been a key member of the squad for David Moyes this season, offering pace and power in wide areas to suit Moyes’ counter-attacking set up.
But the speedy winger will now miss the clash at Bramall Lane on Sunday in what will be a boost to the Blades and Chris Wilder.
The Blades, meanwhile, have their own worries in terms of both injuries and Covid-19. Sander Berge may be subject to similar protocols after a Norway squad member tested positive. Meanwhile, John Egan is back at Shirecliffe after suffering a head injury with Ireland.
United welcome the Hammers looking to get their first three points of the campaign. The game finished 1-0 last season, with VAR playing a huge role in the final minute to deny Robert Snodgrass.
Any small win will do now
While we don’t wish ill on other teams and we don’t want to be clutching at straws, given we haven’t won a game it’s nice to see another club getting a bit of bad luck.
Yarmolenko is a big threat out wide and his pace would cause us problems.
With Michail Antonio also potentially out, it means the Blades defence can perhaps rest that little bit easier.