Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has hinted Lys Mousset could start upfront at Watford.
The Blades travel to Vicarage Road in the Premier League this weekend looking to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat to Liverpool last time out.
Mousset is yet to start a league match for his new club since signing from Bournemouth over the summer.
The striker made a big impact from the bench in previous away trips to Chelsea and Everton. Mousset looked to have scored his first United goal at Stamford Bridge, only for it to be given as a Kurt Zouma own goal.
Yet there was no doubting the Frenchman had found the back of the net in the 2-0 victory over the Toffees. Now Mousset could be included from the start.
“Mouss has been pushing,” Wilder told the Sheffield Star. “He’s been working hard and he can get us down the sides. He’s settling in well.
“We brought him on (against Liverpool) because we knew they’d be a point when they really went after things and tried to kick on.
“If teams come at you, then having someone who is a real outlet can make them think about things more.”
Another reason Mousset could get his chance
It seems highly unlikely that Wilder will have David McGoldrick available on Saturday. He is still recovering from a groin injury.
McGoldrick was not included by Mick McCarthy in his latest Republic of Ireland squad. They have Euro 2020 qualifiers against Georgia and Switzerland on October 12 and 15.
However, McCarthy has told BBC Sport he’s hopeful McGoldrick might be able to feature in the latter. That game is still over a week away, though, so the suggestion is the 31-year-old won’t be in contention to face the Hornets.
Billy Sharp will be back from suspension, while Oli McBurnie and Callum Robinson started against the Reds. Leon Clarke also came off the bench and remains another option in attack.