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Monday, 28th September 2020, 1:22 pm

We’ll have all the developments from the Lane as the dust settles on a 1-0 home defeat to Yorkshire rivals Leeds United and the Blades prepare for life without key defender Jack O’Connell for much of the Premier League campaign as he undergoes a knee operation.

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is now preparing for life without key central defender Jack O'Connell through injury for much of the season. (Photo by Oli Scarff - Pool/Getty Images)

Sheffield United news LIVE: Fallout from Leeds United defeat | Jack O'Connell latest | Blades transfer updates and gossip

Last updated: Monday, 28 September, 2020, 13:04

  • United’s winless run continues with defeat to Leeds United
  • Blades prepare for life without Jack O’Connell
  • Latest transfer news and gossip

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JOC setback forces transfer rethink

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Sheffield United have been forced to redraft their recruitment plans after learning that Jack O’Connell could miss the rest of the season through injury, following surgery to repair a long-standing knee complaint.

In case you missed this yesterday . . .

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Blades had no choice but to send JOC for surgery

Why Sheffield United made that Jack O'Connell call

Sheffield United had no choice but to send Jack O’Connell for surgery on his injured knee, manager Chris Wilder told The Star, after confirming the long-standing condition was beginning to affect the 26-year-old’s performances.

The lowdown on United’s defeat to Leeds

Devastating injuries, context, positives but no goals: Breaking down Sheffield United's defeat to Leeds United

“Is this interview going to be all about Leeds and touching a little bit on us? I know how you guys work and what’s probably going to happen. So I just want to ask, that’s all.”

In The Star this morning . . .

Signs of improvement, no goals and 'magical' Mateusz Klich - Ups and downs from Sheffield United's 1-0 defeat to Leeds United

With Leeds United painted in some sections of the media as the Premier League's great entertainers, and Sheffield United written off by some as relegation certainties who can't defend, it was something of a surprise that the meeting between the two Yorkshire rivals on Sunday afternoon ended up being settled only by the odd goal.

Well, yesterday wasn’t the best was it?

The Blades’ winless start to the new Premier League campaign continued with a 1-0 defeat to Yorkshire rivals Leeds United at the Lane while before the game it was revealed that key defender Jack O’Connell is to miss a large chunk of the season, if not all of it, as he’s set to undergo an operation on his knee later this week.

A double whammy if ever there was one!

It now leaves United boss Chris Wilder looking to the transfer market to fill the void created by O’Connell’s absence, in addition to his long-running search to sign a striker to end his side’s profligacy in front of goal.

So, stay with us throughout the day as we’ll bring you all the latest news from Lane throughout the day and into the evening.

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