Sheffield United: Chris Wilder admits decision day is looming over striker Lys Mousset

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, admits decision-day is looming over when he can unleash French striker Lys Mousset in the Premier League.

Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 14:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 14:42 pm
Sheffield United's Lys Mousset celebrates scoring his side's second goal at Everton: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

The French striker has had to wait for his chance from the start in the Premier League after fitness issues delayed his debut following a big-money move in the summer from AFC Bournemouth.

But he has impressed in a series of cameos off the bench, scoring his first United goal in a 2-0 win at Everton recently.

And, speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to Watford, boss Wilder said: “He’s close.

“He’s come here to play. He was behind everyone else but we’ve been building him up and he gives us something off the bench.

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“He wants to play and we want him to start. The decision is getting closer by the game.

“Our front two [Oli McBurnie and Callum Robinson] did well against Liverpool, against Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip, Andy Robertson and the England right-back [Trent Alexander-Arnold].

“They caused problems. We have the skipper [Billy Sharp] back now and David McGoldrick to follow. The Moose is knocking on the door and the two boys have done great. There’s a decision to be made and I’ll try and make the right one.”