Sheffield United fans have been reacting with delight after footage emerged today of Jack O’Connell stepping up his recovery.
The big defender has missed almost the entire season and was expected to be out until the end of the campaign. However, hope has gathered pace in recent weeks that O’Connell could return soon, with the defender set to be named in the 25-man squad at the end of January.
Posted today by the Sheffield Star’s Danny Hall, a brief clip of O’Connell doing some work at Shirecliffe has got Blades fans even more hopeful.
Of course, Chris Wilder has urged caution about pushing the returning players too much too soon, with Sander Berge and Oli McBurnie among those also out at the moment.
But it didn’t stop Blades fans taking to Twitter to share their delight at the footage and let’s be right, it’s nice to see some positivity among the Unitedites rather than the doom and gloom of this season.
Here, then, is how some Blades fans reacted to the sight of O’Connell.
Class act this man, he comes back anything like his previous, clubs will be queuing for his signature this summer
— BettsyBlade 🔴⚔️⚪ (@MattBetts1985) January 20, 2021
Amazing news. What a beautiful man. Cannot wait to see him back on the pitch
— Daniel (@dannewb) January 20, 2021
Things you love to see ⚔️
— Shane robshaw (@shane_robshaw) January 20, 2021
The man that is Sheffirld United
— colombian bob (@marshblade) January 20, 2021
Great to see. Come back soon Jack.
— Ken Beaumont (@kenbeaumont3) January 20, 2021
— Luke Hurding (@LukeHurding) January 20, 2021