Injured Sheffield United striker, David McGoldrick, has been giving an update on his fitness as he continues to work his way towards a comeback.
McGoldrick hasn’t played since the 2-0 win against West Brom all the way back in February. Since then, he’s been out with a thigh problem and has gone under the knife to try and rectify the problem. McGoldrick is one of a number of Sheffield United players out of contract this summer, with many fans believing we might have seen the last of him in red and white.
However, determined as ever in his approach, McGoldrick has offered an update on his progress and insisted he is working hard to get back as soon as possible.
“Obviously I’ve been in the gym quite a while now. Since the operation, it’s 8 weeks now, and I’m seeing a specialist very soon to see how I’m getting on and if I can ramp it up even more,” McGoldrick told SUTV.
“It’s tough in the gym. But I heard Rhian say before it’s good to have people around you. I was on crutches for 3 weeks and you can’t do anything. Once you get in the gym that’s the first step but then obviously getting on the grass is the big one and there’s light at the end of the tunnel with that.”
McGoldrick has been a key player for United in recent seasons. ‘Didzy’, as he is known as in S2, signed on a free transfer when Chris Wilder was in charge. He helped the Blades to promotion before excelling in the Premier League.
Our View: David McGoldrick More Likely To Leave Than Stay At Sheffield United
In what could be one of a few club stalwarts moving on this summer, it does seem like we might have seen the last of David McGoldrick in the Blades shirt. But what a story it has been for Ireland forward.
If he does move on, he’ll go down as one of the very best free transfers in the club’s history. A class act on and off the field, McGoldrick has given United fans some massive performances and big moments to remember.
Of course, if his recovery does go well, Paul Heckingbottom might fancy keeping him around. His experience will be needed with this current crop, and he is still a capable footballer. However, there just seems to be a nagging feeling that McGoldrick might well be shifted on come the summer.