HAITI international Lecsinel Jean-Francois is in contention for a recall to the Sheffield United team should Marcus Williams not be passed fit for the visit of League One leaders Charlton Athletic this weekend.
Williams is a major doubt for the top-of-the-table showdown after the Reading loanee was taken off at Wycombe after suffering a dead leg at Adams Park.
The Doncaster-born player was replaced by Jean-Francois in the final quarter of the match as the Blades slipped to their second league defeat of the campaign.
Jean-Francois has not started since the 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe United where he picked up his fifth booking of the season. The summer signing from Swindon Town served a one-match suspension against Huddersfield and has had to bide his time for another chance to get back into the side. He has come on as a sub against Colchester and Wycombe.
“If the game was today then he [Williams] wouldn’t be available,” said United manager Danny Wilson. “We’ll see how he gets on and then take things from there.”
Williams has hinted to The Star he would like to extend his stay at Bramall Lane beyond the initial month-long loan deal, which runs until October 9.
“I’ve definitely got four weeks here and then, hopefully, something else might be possible,” said Williams, who joined the Royals on a free transfer from Scunthorpe in the summer of 2010.
Having found first-team opportunities hard to come by at the Berkshire outfit, Williams admits he is enjoying his spell at United and Wilson has confirmed the club will hold talks shortly with the Royals about the 25-year-old’s situation.
Wilson is contemplating dipping into the emergency loan market but he insists nothing is imminent.