Sheffield United forward Callum Robinson has declared himself fit for this weekend’s match with Leicester City.
Robinson was forced off in the second half of the 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. Seen clutching the back of his thigh and grimacing, the 24-year-old limped straight down the tunnel after being substituted.
Manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Sheffield after the win that Robinson’s muscles had just tightened up. Now the player himself has confirmed the injury is nothing to worry about.
“It was just fatigue, I’ll be absolutely fine. I felt a bit of tightness with the hamstring and around my hips,” Robinson told the Irish Independent.
“I’ll definitely be back for the next game, absolutely.”
Callum Robinson is a key player
This news will be greeted in a positive fashion by Wilder. The 51-year-old has started Robinson in both of the Blades’ Premier League fixtures so far this season.
Signed from Preston North End in the summer, the Republic of Ireland international has made the step up well.
Aside from Dean Henderson – who was on loan from Manchester United last term as well – Robinson is the only new signing to have gone straight into the starting XI.
His pace and ability to drift into different positions has seen the attacker strike up a good partnership with David McGoldrick.
So to have Robinson available for Saturday’s visit of Leicester to Bramall Lane will be a boost. The game is arguably the biggest test for Wilder’s men since promotion.
An opening day draw at Bournemouth was followed by three points against Palace. However, the Foxes have realistic ambitions of breaking into the top six this campaign.
They are on the back of successive stalemates with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea- and will view this weekend as the perfect opportunity for a first victory.