Sheffield United fans react to Jack O'Connell and John Fleck missing for Aston Villa clash
Sheffield United fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on the double blow that key men Jack O’Connell and John Fleck are both out of tonight’s Premier League return against Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Speculation had been rife throughout the day the pair would be absent with United confirming an hour before kick-off they had picked up ‘contact’ injuries in training.
It means Blades boss Chris Wilder has drafted Jack Robinson into defence, while Norwegian record signing Sander Berge returns in midfield.
Here’s how United supporters have reacted to the news.
@juanclarkio Enda at LCB and Osborn on the left was something that we had two-three time’s last season so I’m surprised Robinson plays given he hasn’t had any real involvement.
@_cameronlambert Well here we go.... no Fleck or O’Connell, us Blades are by no means a one man team I’m sure we can get the result. #UTB #twitterblades #sufc #premierleague
@The_Bladesman Today is the first time since Wilder joined that neither John Fleck or Jack O'Connell have been in a league squad. #twitterblades #sufc
@DemBladesDavid Looks like reports about O'Connell and Fleck were correct. Remains to be seen how long they're both out for. As for today, I have confidence in the line-up. We're fitter, stronger and more tactically astute than Villa. 2-1 Blades. #sufc #twitterblades #AVLSHU
@Mickey01023499 Baldock, Lundstram and Hendo all start. Keep a clean sheet please. Then I'll be happy.
@MikeConnelly9 That's a kick in the b*****ks … Chance for Robinson and Berge to be heroes though.
@WillVII Interesting, wasn't expecting Leon on the bench and thought Retsos might be there somewhere.
@calcutler What happened to fully fit squad and no injuries from the three friendlies played?
@Sufc_Jam3s Berge masterclass
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