Date: 19th November 2018 at 3:54pm
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With Sheffield United waving goodbye to a good few players for international duty during November’s scheduled games there was plenty of reason for cheer, but unfortunately over the weekend there was also a reason for concern as it was confirmed that centre-half John Egan had withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad.

The 26-year-old has started to become a regular fixture in Martin O’Neill’s Eire set up having firmly established himself in Wilder’s plans, but in last Thursday’s friendly clash with Northern Ireland he developed a calf problem following the fulltime whistle and the Sheffield Star were one of many to report that he had now returned to Bramall Lane for treatment as we assessed the severity of the problem.

With the Republic facing Denmark in their latest Nations League game later this evening, his withdrawal has to be more than simply precautionary and an educated guess says the injury was enough to rule him out of that tie, so the question that then flows is what about Rotherham in Saturday’s early kickoff.

Hopefully, the update from the club when it comes is positive on that score.

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