SHEFFIELD UNITED: Lane boss leaving it late as attack duo fight for fitness

SHEFFIELD INITED v STEVENAGE BOROUGH 17.11.12'Pic : Martyn Harrison'Shaun Miller - Sheffield United'� BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
SHEFFIELD INITED v STEVENAGE BOROUGH 17.11.12'Pic : Martyn Harrison'Shaun Miller - Sheffield United'� BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
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SHAUN Miller and Ryan Flynn are set to undergo fitness tests ahead of Sheffield United’s visit to Brentford this afternoon.

Danny Wilson, the United manager, revealed on Thursday that neither had trained since sustaining knocks during the midweek draw with Crewe Alexandra.

“We will give them right until the last possible moment,” he said. “They’ll be given absolutely every chance to get themselves ready and be involved.

“If that means leaving it until the morning of the game itself then so be it.

“That’s exactly what we will do but of course it would be fair to say they are doubts.”

Wilson, whose team remained second in the League One table despite being held by Steve Davis’ side, travelled south with question marks also surrounding the involvement of Matt Hill, Tony McMahon and Dave Kitson.

Speaking earlier this month, Wilson appeared to indicate that Kitson’s injured hamstring had nearly healed.

But, a fortnight later, he is now refusing to put a timescale on the striker’s return.

“The very nature of Dave’s injury, all injuries of that nature in fact, means they are very difficult to predict and gauge,” Wilson said.

“It really is a case of taking things day by day and ensuring everything is okay.

“You’ve got to tread softly, even during the later stages of rehabilitation, because the last thing you want to do is push things too hard or fast and end up turning a problem that should clear-up in a few weeks into one that is going to keep a player out for months.

“That’s why we are taking things very carefully with Dave and the others.”

Uwe Rosler, the Brentford manager, could hand debuts to new loan signings Lee Hodson and Marcello Trotta but Farid El Alagui (knee), Leon Legge (groin) and Tom Adeyemi (hamstring) are expected to miss out.

Another loanee, Everton’s Jake Bidwell, is also set to feature after impressing at left-back.

“It’s good for Jake to get league football,” David Moyes, the Everton manager, said.

“He’s a great boy, committed, diligent in his work and we’re pleased with him.”