Sheffield United hope to have David McGoldrick back after international break after cause of injury is revealed

Sheffield United hope to have David McGoldrick back available after the international break after the Republic of Ireland international missed the trip to Luton last time out with a back problem.

Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 5:00 am

Slavisa Jokanović, the United manager, confirmed that McGoldrick was unable to travel with the Blades to Kenilworth Road after suffering the back injury in the build-up to the game.

The 33-year-old, who was United’s top scorer last season as they were relegated from the Premier League, featured in all four of United’s previous league games before the trip to Luton and will hope to recover in time to face Peterborough United at Bramall Lane next weekend.

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Meanwhile, tickets are now on sale for United’s EFL Cup third-round clash at home to Southampton after the date was confirmed for the game.

The cup tie will kick off at 7.45pm on Tuesday, September 21 and tickets are £15 for adults, £10 for seniors, young adults and students and £5 for U18s.

David McGoldrick of Sheffield United tries to squeeze between Jack Stretton and Louie Sibley of Derby County: Alistair Langham / Sportimage