Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is sweating on the availability of Sander Berge ahead of this week’s clash with West Ham.
Berge has been the standout performer for the Blades this season in a season that has, so far, yielded just the single point.
Currently away with Norway, United have been buoyed by the news that all Berge’s games are now cancelled following a positive Covid-19 test within the Norwegian squad.
However, that test could have repurcussions for United, with Yorkshire Live reporting that Norwegian authorities are digging their heels over whether Berge and the rest of the squad now face isolation.
The Norwegian government has blocked the their nation’s games going ahead, although it is believed players are being allowed to return to their parent clubs.
United, then, face an issue in regards to Berge’s availability for next weekend’s clash with the Hammers. The Blades faced a similar situation with John Egan a few weeks back.
Chris Wilder, then, will be hoping for a similar outcome.
Praying for a bit of luck
One player United desperately need at the moment is Berge so any thought of him being missing is not ideal.
Of course, not being able to play the international games is a positive in that he gets a much-needed rest. However, if he’s unavailable for the Hammers game then it’s a massive blow.
Hopefully, Boris Johnson and co can work together with United and Berge and, barring a positive test, he’ll be fit and ready to go at the weekend.
Fingers and toes are firmly crossed!