Monty is poised for action says Wilson

Quick recovery: The Blades' long-serving midfielder Nick Montgomery is close to full fitness after injury.   Picture: Steve parkin
Quick recovery: The Blades' long-serving midfielder Nick Montgomery is close to full fitness after injury. Picture: Steve parkin
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NICK Montgomery is closing in on a return to action, Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson has revealed.

Montgomery, who has been missing since being carried off in last month’s visit to Yeovil Town, could be declared available for selection as early as this weekend’s League One fixture at Wycombe Wanderers after making good progress in his battle against injury.

With the former Scotland Futures international’s damaged ankle responding well to treatment, Wilson, speaking after Saturday’s win over Colchester, confirmed: “That one was always going to be a little bit early but there’s a chance Monty could be okay for our next match.

“We’ll take a good look at him in the meantime and then take things from there.”

With Michael Doyle and Kevin McDonald impressing during the 3-0 win over John Ward’s side, United now have the luxury of being able to rest Montgomery until his problem as completely healed.

United’s midfield appeared perfectly balanced against Colchester with Doyle’s combative qualities proving the perfect foil for McDonald’s more considered approach.

Montgomery, however, remains a key member of a squad which prepares for the trip to Adams Park second in the League One table; level on points with leaders Charlton Athletic.

“We’ll see how he gets on and make a decision on things later,” added Wilson.

United have launched a website - Bladesxtra.com designed to showcase money saving offers for supporters.

Chris Morgan hosts an ‘Evening with’ at Bramall Lane on Friday October 14 while Carl Bradshaw, Brian Deane and Ian Bryson are among the former players expected to attend a function on Thursday November 17 designed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of United’s 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.