Sheffield United have at least three injury concerns ahead of their Premier League match with Arsenal.
Two players returned to the club from international duty with fitness problems.
Oli McBurnie withdrew from the Scotland squad due to a knee injury before playing either of their Euro 2020 qualifiers. Fellow Scot John Fleck later did the same ahead of the San Marino fixture having made his senior debut against Russia.
Meanwhile, David McGoldrick is still struggling with the groin problem that meant he couldn’t play for the Republic of Ireland during the recent break from domestic competition.
“We’ll give them as much time as possible. They are important players for us so we will give them enough time and opportunities to be available for Monday night,” manager Chris Wilder told FourFourTwo.
“We will just have to wait and see. Every day changes and every day gives them the opportunity of making the squad.
“We can’t take risks on them and take a big gamble of sticking them out there, that wouldn’t be fair on the fit players either.
“The injured boys have been in and working extremely hard over the international break and hopefully they can be available.”
Any other Sheffield United injury concerns?
Dean Henderson has already returned to Bramall Lane without any issues after his first senior call-up for England. Henderson did not play any part in either of their qualification games against Czech Republic or Bulgaria.
Irish trio John Egan, Callum Robinson and Enda Stevens are also expected back imminently. Egan played the full 90 minutes against both Georgia and Switzerland. Robinson started the former fixture, while Stevens played in the latter.
However, they all have until Monday evening to recover as the Blades’ match with the Gunners has been picked for television by Sky Sports.
Fleck and McBurnie both started their previous league outing at Watford. Therefore Wilder will have some selection decisions to make if they do end up being unavailable.