VIDEO: Blades star misses Scotland training camp

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George Long missed Sheffield United’s pre-season training camp in Scotland after being granted leave of absence by new manager David Weir, writes James Shield.

The Sheffield United youngster, who last month travelled with England to the FIFA under-20 World Cup, was ordered to rest following his return from Turkey.

Sheffield United's George Long.

Sheffield United's George Long.

However, Long is scheduled to report back for training shortly.

VIDEO: Press the play button for our video report, including George Long training with England’s U-20s at St George’s Park, before travelling to Turkey.

Mark Howard, now recovered from the muscle injury which forced him to miss the majority of the 2012/13 campaign, and George Willis shared goalkeeping duties against Greenock Morton and Cowdenbeath.

United face Raith Rovers at Stark’s Park this evening.