Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says Wes Foderingham is out for Sheffield United with an injury.
The goalkeeper has been absent from the bench for the past two Premier League match day squads. This is after appearing there for the first four and starting the Carabao Cup defeat to Burnley.
Instead, Michael Verrips was among the substitutes for recent games with Fulham and Liverpool.
And Wilder has revealed why.
“With Wes, he’s had a little bit of an issue with one of his hands,” the 53-year-old told The Sheffield Star.
“But he’s not out for too long we don’t think. That’s why Michael has been on the bench.”
The newspaper says that Foderingham will also be out for tomorrow’s clash with Manchester City.
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Other injury issues for Sheffield United as well as Foderingham
The absence of the backup ‘keeper isn’t a huge issue for the Blades. Especially with Verrips available as a ready made replacement.
However, injuries have been a problem for the South Yorkshire side so far this season.
Jack O’Connell is out for the rest of the campaign after having surgery to address a knee problem that has plagued his career.
In O’Connell’s absence, both Jack Robinson and more recently Enda Stevens have been used on the left side of central defence.
United have been linked with signing a replacement in January. Preston North End’s Ben Davies of Diego Rico of Bournemouth are the favourites.
Last term’s top scorer, Lys Mousset, hasn’t played at all in 2020/21 due to a toe problem. The striker is expected back in early December.
John Fleck is also sidelined for a month.
In better news, Max Lowe will be available for selection against Man City. Lowe missed last week’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool having suffered concussion against Fulham.