DAVE Kitson will travel with Sheffield United for tonight’s League One fixture at Swindon Town, manager Danny Wilson has confirmed.
But the striker, who has missed the visitors last two games with a hamstring complaint, is unlikely to feature despite resuming training yesterday.
Wilson said: “Kits, we are hoping, will be ready a week this Saturday at the latest. He’s done a bit of running and, fingers crossed, that’s the very longest he’ll be out.
“Kits is going to come down to Swindon with us and he can get some treatment on the coach. He can get some on the way back too.
“But he will be unavailable.”
Chris Porter, who scored his first goal of the season during last weekend’s FA Cup victory over Bristol Rovers, is again set to partner Nick Blackman in attack when United face Paolo Di Canio’s side.
Defender Matt Hill should also feature despite taking “a heavy knock” at the Memorial Stadium.
“Matty got a bit of a dead leg but he should be okay,” Wilson added. “He’s a tough lad.”
Meanwhile, Terry Kennedy, Danny Philliskirk and Callum McFadzean all started yesterday’s Professional Development League Two North clash with Coventry City.
The match, which took place at Shirecliffe, finished goalless although Philliskirk, Matt Harriott and Diego De Girolamo all went close for the hosts.