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Mousset, Robinson, Rodwell - The forgotten men of Sheffield United and when we might next see them

Lys Mousset, Jack Robinson and Jack Rodwell have become the forgotten men at Sheffield United.

To varying degrees, admittedly, but as the Blades continue to struggle this season there is very little seen of these three.

Between them they have made 16 appearances in all competitions in 2020/21. The last time any of them featured at all for the club was when Mousset started the FA Cup third round win at Bristol Rovers on January 9.

So what is going on with this forgotten trio?

Where are Mousset, Robinson and Rodwell at Sheffield United?

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Lys Mousset

The striker has had a number of injuries this term, but The Sheffield Star reports Mousset has now recovered.

Yet they add that while these fitness problems haven’t helped, there’s a feeling at Bramall Lane that a “lack of professionalism” is the real issue.

When a player’s most high profile contribution in a season is having a car crash which makes the papers, something isn’t quite right.

It’s why Mousset was apparently summoned to a meeting last week with manager Chris Wilder and other members of his coaching staff.

The 25-year-old has been told he is at a crossroads in his career and needs to decide which way to go. Currently he is on course to be moved out of the club it seems.

Jack Robinson

Robinson is admittedly side-lined at present with an injury and hasn’t played since December 29 as a result.

Yet, in truth, even if he were fit would the defender be playing?

It’s been a tough first year in South Yorkshire for Robinson since a switch from Nottingham Forest in January 2020.

Signed as cover for Jack O’Connell, a season-ending injury to O’Connell has seen the 27-year-old called upon more often than expected.

But when Wilder selected Kean Bryan ahead of Robinson for the league clash with West Bromwich Albion in November, the Blades boss said it was because the latter had “not done enought”.

It seems the Premier League was maybe a step too far for him.

Jack Rodwell

One of the more bizarre signings of the Wilder era, in over 12 months at the club Rodwell has made a grand total of two appearances for United – totalling 53 minutes.

This term, the 29-year-old has made one match day squad. Rodwell was an unused substitute during the FA Cup fourth round win against Plymouth Argyle.

Wilder recently told Yorkshire Live that the midfielder was “a punt” and has been “unfortunate with a few things”. That includes injury problems.

Whether Rodwell is seen ever again in a Blades shirt is doubtful.

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