Sheffield United centre-forward Oli McBurnie has dropped a promising injury update ahead of the club’s Championship fixture this Saturday.
In comments cited by the club’s official Twitter channel, the 25-year-old revealed that he feels he has recovered from the foot injury which had kept him out of action since April and is now concentrating on getting himself back to full fitness in order to feature from the off for the Blades in the near future.
He said: “The foot feels fine. I was doing rehab with the fitness guys for a lot of time before I could get into full contact training. I feel fit, I feel ready. It’s about getting minutes under the belt now and getting my way back into the team.”
Like the vast majority of the Sheffield United squad, McBurnie had something of a season to forget in the Premier League in 2020/21. However, considering how impressive the striker was in his most recent Championship campaign, the news that the Scotland international appears to be nearing full fitness is sure to be music to the ears of Blades fans.
Indeed, over his 42 Championship appearances for Swansea City back in 2018/19, the £9m-rated man scored 22 goals, registered four assists and created four big chances for his teammates, taking two shots and making 1.3 key passes per game.
As such, it would very much seem as if a fully fit McBurnie would provide Slavisa Jokanovic’s chances of securing an immediate return to the Premier League this season with a considerable boost, given his track record of scoring plentifully at Championship level.
With the Blades facing his former club on Saturday evening, there would appear to be no better place for the 25-year-old to kickstart his Championship campaign than at the Liberty Stadium, where he is no stranger to finding the net.