The season might have only just paused for the World Cup break but eyes at Sheffield United are already on the fixture against Huddersfield Town.
The Blades return from the four week break with a Yorkshire derby. It’s a chance for United to get right back into things quickly, and they’ll hope to do so with a number of freshly fit players.
Sander Berge among United players back for Huddersfield
According to the Sheffield Star, United are hopeful of having a key quartet fit to face Huddersfield. Tommy Doyle, Sander Berge, Max Lowe, and John Fleck are all in the medical team’s line of sight. The Star writes how those four will be a big focus of United’s backroom department, with the intention for all four to play against The Terriers.
The return of Berge and Doyle in particular will be seen as a huge boost for Paul Heckingbottom. Berge hasn’t featured since falling awkwardly in front of the Kop. Doyle, meanwhile, has missed the last few with a calf injury.
Both will add strength to a midfield department which has seen young Oliver Arblaster called upon recently.
John Fleck’s availability will also add depth, while Max Lowe will hope to get back to the form he showed just before being injured. As it stands, the former Derby man will battle Enda Stevens for the left wing-back slot.
Sheff U News View: Berge and Doyle are massive for United
This is great news. Having four players of such quality back in the ranks is massive for Paul Heckingbottom. All four walk into most other Championship sides. So with that in mind, you can’t question their value to United.
For the Blades, this World Cup break was always going to be about getting players back. And news that Doyle and Berge, in particular, are now close, is a huge bonus.
Of course, United will face a challenge in keeping hold of Berge in January. He nearly joined Club Brugge in the summer. That interest could well surface again, given the Belgian side’s excellent campaign in the Champions League.