Sheffield United: Collins only doubt as Clough eyes seventh-placed finish

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Neill Collins is Sheffield United’s only injury concern ahead of tonight’s trip to face Oldham Athletic, manager Nigel Clough has confirmed.

The Scottish centre-half twisted his ankle in the early stages of Friday evening’s 2-1 win at Port Vale.

He was replaced by Matt Hill, who could again feature alongside Harry Maguire, with Kieran Freeman at left back, if Collins fails to shake off the injury.

“We’ll give Neill every chance we can to play, but he is a doubt,” Clough said.

“He was the only issue from Friday. Everyone else came through with a clean bill of health.

“The games are coming thick and fast now. I could take the chance to look at a few players, but we want to win our last two games, too, so it’s about keeping that balance.

“We don’t want to change things too much as we’re still hoping to finish as high as we possibly can.”

United travel to Boundary Park eighth in the League One table, three points behind seventh-placed Swindon Town - with a game in hand.

Clough, who revealed that he has already identified “a number” of transfer targets for this summer, added: “A large percentage of the squad will stay the same, and we want to bolster it with more quality.

“But irrespective of who comes in, we want to finish on a high.

“It’s about the feel around the place - it’s been good recently, and we want to maintain that and take it forward into next season.”