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Sheffield United receive positive update on influential 27-year-old

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Simon Moore has resumed first-team training with Sheffield United, reports BBC Radio Sheffield’s Jonathan Buchan.

The goalkeeper has not yet featured in the Sky Bet Championship for Chris Wilder’s side this season, as he recovers from an injury picked up in pre-season.

The 27-year-old – who made 43 league appearances for the Blades in their promotion winning campaign last year – picked up the knee injury back in July’s friendly with Rotherham United.

Moore’s injury prompted Wilder to strengthen his goalkeeping options ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, with the Blades bringing Jamal Blackman to Bramall Lane on-loan from Premier League outfit Chelsea.

Blackman has so far made five appearances in the Sky Bet Championship this season, helping the Blades to a strong start on their return to the second-tier.

Despite Moore’s return to training, Saturday’s clash with Sunderland will come too soon for the goalkeeper, meaning that Blackman will continue to deputise in his absence.

Prior to the international break Wilder’s side picked up nine-points from their opening five Championship fixtures, and are sat fifth in the table heading into this weekend’s fixtures.

The Blades face back-to-back away trips this week, with Wilder’s side first of all heading to Sunderland, before then travelling to Bolton Wanderers.

The Verdict  

This is a huge boost for Sheffield United, with Moore’s return sure to add to the positivity at Bramall Lane.

The goalkeeper was hugely impressive for the Blades in League One last season, and Moore will add to the depth of quality that Wilder has available to him at this current time.

Wilder will not feel in any rush to bring Moore back to first-team action, particularly with how well his side have started the season with Blackman in the goalkeeping jersey.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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