Chris Morgan is making some big strides towards a comeback in what could prove to be a huge lift for Sheffield United’s promotion hopes in the second half of the season.
Morgan’s improving prospects are one extra reason why manager Danny Wilson is refusing to hit the panic button after the jolt of the Blades surrendering their unbeaten league record on Tuesday.
Just as he is keeping a sense of perspective on the blip of losing 3-0 at home to fellow high-flyers Huddersfield, Wilson is careful not to put too much onus on his 33-year-old player-coach in his battle against a cruciate knee ligament injury which has sidelined him for 10 months.
But with Morgan hoping to return to the fray around the turn of the year, Wilson told the Telegraph: “It would be a fantastic boost to have him back. It’s difficult to put a timescale on it.
“We’re hoping it will be around Christmas or just after, though that is for full training and not necessarily playing.
“Knowing Chris he could be ready at Christmas, but we don’t want to build hopes up at this stage.”
Morgan, working to bring down swelling following surgery and treatment, said: “I’m getting ready to run again, which is good. I’ve really missed playing but at least getting involved with the coaching has helped take my mind off the problems.”