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Sheffield United handed David McGoldrick injury boost

Sheffield United have been handed a major injury boost ahead of their upcoming Championship fixture.

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That’s according to a report by The Star, who claim that Slavisa Jokanovic is hoping to have David McGoldrick available for selection for the visit of Peterborough United next weekend.

The report continues by stating that the 33-year-old missed the club’s 0-0 draw with Luton Town last week due to a back injury sustained in the build-up to the match, and he was not selected for Republic of Ireland as a result.

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Jokanovic will be buzzing

Considering just how poorly Jokanovic has seen his Blades side start their 2021/22 Championship campaign, with United picking up a mere two points over their opening five fixtures of the season, the fact that McGoldrick looks set to make a return for the club’s upcoming clash with Peterborough is sure to have left the 53-year-old manager buzzing.

While the 33-year-old is yet to find the back of the net over his four Championship appearances so far this season, the £1.35m-rated man proved last term that he is certainly capable of being the Blades’ main man up top.

Indeed, over his 35 Premier League appearances last time out, McGoldrick scored eight goals, registered one assist and created one big chance for his teammates, as well as taking an average of two shots and making 0.5 key passes per game.

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These returns saw the striker earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.88, ranking him as the club’s second-best performer – as well as top goalscorer – in the top flight of English football.

As such, it would very much appear that, if Sheffield United are to finally kickstart their Championship campaign with a win against Darren Ferguson’s side next week, McGoldrick’s availability would provide their chances of doing so with a considerable boost – on the condition that the centre-forward can start to replicate his form from last season this time around.

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