Chris Wilder will have a tough call to make this weekend, with both Michael Verrips and Simon Moore being fit for selection.
Dean Henderson is expected to be rested for the trip to Millwall in the FA Cup on Saturday. That opens the door for both Moore and Verrips, who have taken it in turns at being the number two this term.
Speaking ahead of the clash with the Lions, Wilder confirmed to Sheffield Star journalist, James Shield, that Moore is indeed back fully fit.
With Verrips also recovered from a head injury sustained against AFC Fylde, the Blades boss now has a dilemma on his hands.
Verrips got the nod in that cup tie and did well until his injury. However, Moore has been a trusted servant for Wilder and is more than capable in his own right if given the chance.
There were previous concerns over Verrips’ availability due to issues with his former club. But his selection in the squad of late suggests those worries are nothing for the Blades to be concerned about.
A case for both goalkeepers to start
While it’s not the be-all and end-all who does get the nod here, it might give an insight into Wilder’s long term thinking.
Verrips is younger than Moore and was clearly signed with the future in mind. Moore, though, is tried and trusted and given his professionalism in the last two seasons, Wilder might see fit to reward him.
It could be telling in who gets the nod, however. Most clubs have three goalkeepers but there’s generally only room for two.
Whoever Wilder opts to go with against Millwall will give a good idea of who he regards as back-up to Dean Henderson.
In either case, both Moore and Verrips should do a job for Wilder at The Den.