Wilder says United have doubts over McBurnie, Mousset, and Burke ahead of Burnley trip
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Wilder says United have doubts over McBurnie, Mousset, and Burke ahead of Burnley trip

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has said there are concerns over three of the Blades’ strikers ahead of the trip to Burnley.

United make the trip to Lancashire off the back of yet another Premier League loss and Wilder, speaking ahead of the game, says he has some decisions to make over some of the Blades’ attacking players.

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Speaking to Yorkshire Live this morning, the Blades boss confirmed the likes of Mousset, McBurnie, and Burke all have issues which need to be taken into consideration.

“Oli Burke had a back spasm so had to come off at half-time. Oli McBurnie had a big collision with their centre-half so we’ll assess him,” Wilder said.


“Lys Mousset has had a stop-start season after rolling his ankle. He’s had a few issues with that but to start a game is really difficult for him because we can’t condition him in the week to get him games to get him into a rhythm.”

It could mean that, once again, Wilder is forced to change his attacking pair or three, as he selected against Everton last night.

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The Blades boss confirmed in his post-match interview last night that McBurnie had taken a painkilling injection to play, citing the Scotland strikers commitment to the cause.

The season that keeps on giving

While performances haven’t been good enough and the points tally is miserable, you can’t deny that injuries aren’t helping.

Every week we seem to have someone who has a knock from training or the previous game. It’s really hindering us, especially when key players like John Fleck are out of form as well.

Wilder, and United, need a slice of luck if we are to make any sort of fight of this season. That starts with having a consistent squad to pick from and getting into some sort of routine on a day to day basis.

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