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Everyone's available, says boss

22 November 2018

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Chris Wilder says he has a fully fit squad to select from for Saturday's South Yorkshire derby against Rotherham United.

Speaking ahead of the clash at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, Wilder revealed he expects to have John Egan available, despite initial fears he could miss out with a calf problem, picked up whilst away with the Republic of Ireland.

Wilder commented: "Everyone has returned, and everyone will train on Thursday. We've got a full compliment of players to choose from for the weekend.

"There was a worry with John, he had a compliant during Ireland's first game and their medical staff decided to send him back to us, which was the sensible approach and correct decision."

On his international players, the Blades boss added: "I'm delighted our boys are being recognised internationally, supporters will think it's overdue with John (Fleck) and Kieron (Freeman) has forced his way into the senior Wales squad.

"Norwood, Washington, Egan, Stevens, Freeman, Woodburn, Fleck and Dean Henderson have all been away with their countries this season, so to have eight internationals is great for us.

"It's fantastic experience for them individually, but it is back to the bread and butter now and the focus is on keeping us at the top end of the Championship."


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