Don't expect new signings!
Kevin Blackwell has suggested that loans will not be brought in needlessly to fill in for the recent injuries.
The Blades suffered another blow yesterday when Nick Montgomery was withdrawn, adding to the other players who are missing such as Jamie Ward and James Harper.
However, with so many players on loan, the manager is restricted to how many he can use, with only five being allowed in the squad at once (yesterday, Davies, Cresswell and Treacy contributing the quota).
'It is worrying because when I bring one in, another one gets injured - James Harper was also missing today because of his knee.
'The problem is I can't recruit anyone permanently and I already have six in on loan - and I can only name five in the squad. That means any more loanees would mean me shuffling the team round anyway.
'On the positive side Gary Naysmith is doing well, Derek Geary is showing signs, Harper should be back in two weeks with Ward not far behind, and Lee Williamson is on the way back. Killa will be properly fit after the break so we have a good side still to come back in.
Many United fans will surely be buoyed by the news that Derek Geary is showing signs of improvement, and when Gary Naysmith returns to full fitness is will provide excellent competition for the full back places.