David McGoldrick could return for Sheffield United's game against AFC Bournemouth after Chris Wilder revealed he's "back on the grass"

David McGoldrick could be back in the Sheffield United squad for their game against Bournemouth on Sunday.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 3:22 pm

The former Southampton striker has missed the last four matches with a foot problem but Blades boss Chris Wilder said he had been "back on the grass" this week.

Club-record signing Sander Berge looks set for his home debut after an assured first appearance at Crystal Palace last week while fellow new arrivals Richairo Zivkovic and Panos Retsos will hope to be involved.

“He's been out on the grass this week,” Wilder said of McGoldrick.

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David McGoldrick could return against AFC Bournemouth: James Wilson/Sportimage

“With Richario and Luke Freeman putting in strong performances, we’ve got some good options at top of pitch.

“The skipper (Billy Sharp) has been getting starts, (Lys) Mousset's introduction on Saturday was important for us and Oli McBurnie led the line superbly.

“We have as many as possible to choose from and the hard part comes when trying to pick a team.

“Everyone is fit and raring to go, but Bournemouth have got results at bigger and better places than us so they will fancy getting something.”

Josh King could be fit for the Cherries. The Norway forward has been struggling with a thigh issue, but could be ready to face the Blades.

Jack Stacey could also shake off his own thigh issue to feature at Bramall Lane, while Junior Stanislas could be ready for a start after taking a seat on the bench against Aston Villa.

Sheffield United provisional squad: Henderson, Eastwood, Moore, Egan, Basham, O'Connell, Robinson, Jagielka, Retsos, Stevens, Fleck, Besic, Baldock, Norwood, Lundstram, Rodwell, Freeman, Berge, Mousset, Sharp, McBurnie, McGoldrick, Zivkovic.

Bournemouth provisional squad: Ramsdale, Smith, Francis, Ake, Rico, S Cook, Gosling, Billing, Surman, L Cook, Fraser, H Wilson, C Wilson, Boruc, Solanke, Stanislas, Surridge, Stacey.