Sheffield United forward Callum Robinson has missed training with the Republic of Ireland because of a thigh injury.
Robinson is currently away with his national team ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifier with Switzerland tonight. They then play Bulgaria in a friendly the following Tuesday.
And the Sheffield Star reports Robinson sat out a training session after feeling tightness in his thigh. Luckily this is being viewed as a precautionary measure and the 24-year-old is expected to feature against the Swiss.
This isn’t the first time Robinson has had fitness issues already this season. The Irishman was forced off during the 1-0 Premier League victory over Crystal Palace because of tightness in his muscles.
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Robinson has been a key part of the Blades team following their promotion. Joining from Preston North End this summer, the attacker was one of only two new signings included in the starting XI for the opening day 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.
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The other was Dean Henderson, who was already well known to manager Chris Wilder with this being his second year on loan from Manchester United.
Since picking up that point against the Cherries, Robinson has been a mainstay in Wilder’ side. He has started every one of the Blades’ four league matches so far in 2019/20.
Robinson even scored his first goal for his new club at the weekend, netting just after half-time as they pegged back Chelsea from 2-0 to draw 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.
The former Preston man has quickly fitted into Wilder’s 3-5-2 system. He operates as the second striker that drops a little deeper to link midfield and attack.
Both Oli McBurnie and fellow countryman David McGoldrick have started alongside him upfront so far this term, but Robinson has been the only constant.