Sheffield United manager reveals two key players are doubts for Spurs clash

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Dom Le Roy

While Tottenham Hotspur have welcomed back a number of their key players over the past two weeks, it looks as if Sheffield United could be without two important players tomorrow.

Manager Chris Wilder revealed in his press conference today that both Jack O’Connell and John Lundstram were doubts for the clash against Spurs on Thursday.

This comes as Lundstram is still awaiting the results of a scan after an awkward fall against Arsenal in the FA Cup that forced him off the pitch.

Meanwhile, O’Connell has been out injured for Sheffield’s three matches since the restart of domestic football after previously being a rock in their consistent defence.

Wilder said (Examiner): “He [Lundstram] has a scan today, so we will know the outcome of the scan this morning Looking back at it, it looked like an awkward fall, so I imagine he will be touch and go for Thursday night. We are all dependent on the results of the scan.”

On O’Connell, he added: “Every day goes by so we have got a decision, every day that goes by is a better day for the club for Jack to be involved in a game.

“His attitude is spot on and he will be doing everything that he possibly can in his power to make that happen as soon as possible. We just have to make that right decision for the medium and long term with these types of injuries as well.

“There will definitely not be a chance of us making a high-risk decision, if it is right for us then we will consider it.

“He has been fabulous for us and for a number of years, a consistent player and part of that but I think Jack Robinson has been our best player so far.

“Pound for pound, since we have come back, he has produced consistent performances and that is what I am looking for, consistent performances. I’ve got difficult decisions to make. There is a couple of players that need to up their game a bit and get back to the standard that they have set that has allowed us to play in the manner that we have done.”

Tottenham have the likes of Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, Heung-min Son, and Steven Bergwijn back from injury following the restart.

In fact, Mourinho revealed today that only Juan Foyth and Japhet Tanganga are missing from the current squad due to injury.

Spurs take on Sheffield tomorrow night at 18:00 at Bramall Lane.

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