SHEFFIELD UNITED: Lescy could be back in time for season’s start

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LECSINEL Jean-Francois’ rehabilitation from a serious knee injury is progressing ahead of schedule, Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson has revealed.

The Haiti international ruptured a cruciate ligament during March’s League One fixture against Oldham Athletic and had been expected to miss at least a month of the new season. But Wilson told The Star: “Lecsy is coming on well. Very well to be honest.

“We thought he might be ready around September time but I’ve spoken to the medical people and there’s a chance it could be August.”

Wilson, who signed Jean-Francois for his previous club Swindon Town, brought the full-back to Bramall Lane soon after taking charge following United’s relegation from the Championship last year.

The former Falkirk and Guingamp defender made a chequered start to his career in South Yorkshire before forging an effective partnership with Stephen Quinn along the left flank. With Marcus Williamson also beset by fitness problems, Wilson was forced to recruit Matt Hill on loan to avert a selection crisis.

Although he has offered the Blackpool full-back the chance to return next term, Wilson acknowledged: “It’s good news about Lescy because, there’s no doubt about it, I thought we missed him when he was out.”