Sheffield United have received a timely injury boost ahead of the World Cup break with both Jayden Bogle and Max Lowe now back training.
The former Derby duo have had rotten luck all season long. Bogle returned from a long-term injury but was immediately ruled out. Lowe, meanwhile, had just cemented himself as the club’s first-choice left wing-back before being struck down himself.
However, the pair have been spotted back in training. In a post on Sheffield United’s Twitter account with words from Stuart McCall’s press conference, both Bogle and Lowe are confirmed as ‘back on the grass’.
Both Bogle and Lowe were signed by former manager, Chris Wilder. The pair have had differing fortunes since arriving at Bramall Lane though.
Bogle immediately became a first-team regular and was enjoying a stellar season last term before injury. Lowe, meanwhile, spent last season on loan with Nottingham Forest and helped them to promotion.
Paul Heckingbottom will be delighted to see the pair back training. And while neither will be risked in the final two fixtures before the break, it’s another boost for United.
It remains to be seen when fellow injured stars Sander Berge, Rhian Brewster, and Rhys Norrington-Davies will be back.
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Getting players back is going to be massive for United. And with Christmas the next period of fixtures to look forward to, it will feel like the club has new signings.
That also bodes well for January. There is not expected to be much movement in terms of incomings in the winter window but getting the likes of Bogle, Lowe, and then further along Berge and Brewster, will feel huge.
United can go top of the table with a win over Rotherham tomorrow. That should ensure the feel good factor remains, with just Cardiff away to go before a well-earned break.