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Morgan Set to Miss Season

Morgan Set to Miss Season

Sheffield United were dealt a crippling blow yesterday when it was announced Chris Morgan could miss the remainder of the season.

Morgan had a scan on a knee injury picked up at the weekend, and fears were confirmed when it was revealed a cruciate ligament problem, an injury that will not only see him miss the rest of the season, but one which could threaten his career, as he enters the latter stages.

At a time when the Blades are looking for leadership and character on the field, losing Morgan becomes a double blow, and it will require another senior member to step up to the plate.

Boss Speed said of the injury:

i>'It's a massive blow for both Chris and the Club and realistically we won't see him in action again until pre-season training next July.

'The lads we have that can play in the central defender's role will miss his experience and spirit, but I'm sure they will do all in their power to make up for his absence.'

With numbers in defence already thin on the ground, Speed will be looking to bolster his ranks with a signing to cover the skipper's absence.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday November 3 2010
Time: 11:10AM


just continues to get worse. any truth that reid has done his hamstring as well?
03/11/2010 18:13:00
Anyone care to guess how many of the starting back four on Saturday we will actually own?? What was all that cr*p about having learned lessons from last year's reliance on loans???
03/11/2010 19:14:00
'the blades way'
03/11/2010 19:24:00
I heard tuesdAy Reid was injured but not spoke to my mate since so can't confirm it or not....we knew that we don't own many players even calve and Jordan go at the end of the season! Personally think we'll see a bit of investment in January as his squad isn't good enough and is heading down
04/11/2010 08:23:00
don't think it's heading down at all but with us lot you never we can expect is mid to lower table so im predicting us finishing roughly 14th place
04/11/2010 10:09:00
wouldnt be surprised if we sold hendo and yates in january followed by loaning out evans and ward!! and brought if 4 *****e loan signings...thats the blades way....macabes way after all!!...they yes will will probably go down and then wonder why!!
04/11/2010 10:11:00
There's an interesting piece on the Watford page about their finances. About player sales etc still resulting in a loss due to lower income from television money etc. It's affecting everybody, and as poor as things are at the minute, I do think we'll benefit in the long run. However, I just wish we would admit we're going through a transitional period rather than absurd stats...."Well, in the last four years we've had the joint 2nd highest wage bill in the football legue" It will be something ridiculous like that soon. As for Morgan, big loss. Big big loss. He looked slow at the weekend, but what he gives the team is much more than just his footballing performance. I do feel we need a permanent replacement, and one who will cost a few quid. It's not ideal, but an outlay here is vital. You can't build a defence on the cheap, which we're proving. I solid centre-half in the Matt Mills mould (we wouldn't get Mills obviously), a spark in midfield to play in front of Britton and a forward who will attack the bloody ball, and I honestly think we'd have a squad capable of challenging. That's how narrow the margins are in this league.
04/11/2010 11:28:00
Change that - a team capable. We're a long way off a squad.
04/11/2010 11:28:00
why wouldnt we get matt mills if we were seriouslly interested in him. donny a bigger club? they wouldn'y be able to ask for too much money due to his contract term and we would blow donnys wages out of the water.
04/11/2010 20:21:00
No, but considering he's at Reading, it may prove a stumbling block if we're putting bids to Sean O'Driscoll
04/11/2010 20:55:00
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