Sheffield United: Scougall injury fear

Stefan Scougall could be set for a long absence � copyright : Blades Sports Photography
Stefan Scougall could be set for a long absence � copyright : Blades Sports Photography
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Sheffield United could be missing three key players at Gillingham this afternoon.

Nigel Clough revealed last night that Stefan Scougall (knee) has been ruled-out of the League One fixture due to a knee injury sustained during Tuesday’s FA Cup defeat by Preston North End.

The United manager, who admitted it is “still far too early to say” how long the Scotland under-21 international will be absent, also confirmed that Ryan Flynn (Achilles) and Michael Higdon (hamstring) are rated as major doubts for the visit to Priestfield.

“Stefan took a knock,” Clough said. “We’ll probably know more next week when it settles down a bit.

“Ryan has been struggling with his Achilles for a while now and Michael felt a tightness in his hamstring during the final training session before the Preston match.

“So, for him, an eight hour round trip on a coach might not be the ideal thing.”

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