Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has said he expects Lys Mousset to be involved at West Brom this weekend, barring a disaster.
Mousset has yet to kick a ball this season for the Blades after getting injured late in pre-season. However, he has overcome surgery on his foot and is now raring to go after another week’s training.
And Wilder, speaking ahead of the must-win game at the Hawthorns, believes Mousset will be involved in some way this weekend.
“We’ve got big games coming up and Lys is a big game player, he comes alive in those as we’ve all seen in the past,” Wilder said. (Sheffield Star)
“Lys will be involved when we go there. We all know what Lys is capable of doing and he’s been showing that behind the scenes since starting again. His challenge now is to do what he’s been showing us in training out there on the pitch for real, because everyone is aware what a big player he can be for us.”
Mousset’s return is another timely boost for the Blades. Injuries have wreaked havoc this term, with the likes of O’Connell, Fleck, and Stevens among those struggling with knocks at some point.
A boost for everyone, and we really need it!
Mousset coming back into the fold is massive for United. Some might play it down, but this is a side struggling for goals and lacking pace at the top of the pitch.
The Frenchman was lethal at times last term in front of goal but more than that, he worries defenders just with his pace, movement, and power.
If he’s good to go, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see ‘Moose’ involved from the start. If he has 60 minutes in the tank to give us, then given we are not scoring goals, chucking Mousset in might be the best decision this weekend.