Jake not Wright
United are likely to be without defender Jake Wright for the next four weeks following his injury against Gateshead on Saturday.
The United skipper limped off in the first half of Saturday’s FA Cup tie with a hamstring problem which is likely to keep him out of action for around a month.
United are already without Jon Meades, who has yet to play this season after an ankle injury and Alfie Potter who is out until the new year with ankle ligament damage and expected to be out for a month longer than anticipated as his injury requires an operation.
The U’s are hoping for better news on Tom Newey who suffered concussion at the weekend. United will give the left back as much time to recover as possible as they prepare to take on Mansfield this weekend.
“Losing Jake is a blow” said manager Chris Wilder. “He is skipper and a big player for us.”
With one or two other players nursing knocks yesterday’s scheduled Development Squad game against Southampton was postponed.
“We can’t afford to pick up any further injuries right now” Chris said. “Those lads will be in and about the squad over the next few weeks and we need to make sure that they are fit and raring to go when called upon.”