Ryan Flynn is poised for a return to competitive action, Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough has confirmed.
The former Scotland under-19 international has missed United’s last two games after aggravating a foot injury but, according to Clough, is responding well to treatment.
“There’s a strong chance that Ryan will be back for our next game,” he said. “He was close (against Leyton Orient) but he will have benefited from the rest.
“If Ryan doesn’t come back at the weekend then it should be for our game after that. Which is good news because we want as many options at our disposal as possible.”
“We thought Ryan was over it but then the problem flared-up again,” Clough, whose side return to League One action on December 14, said. “But things are beginning to settle down now so we’ll take another look at him again.”
Meanwhile, United have invited youngsters from across the region to attend a series of open trials later this month.
The event, which is designed for players in the under-9, under-10, under-11 and under-12 age brackets, takes place at the Redtooth Academy.
Parents of those interested in securing a place should email Anthony.Tunstall@sufc.co.uk outlining their child’s name, date of birth and brief footballing history before 5pm on Friday 13 December.
However, applicants must not be registered with another professional club.