Date: 3rd November 2010 at 11:11am
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Sheffield United were dealt a crippling blow yesterday when it was announced Chris Morgan could miss the remainder of the season.

Morgan had a scan on a knee injury picked up at the weekend, and fears were confirmed when it was revealed a cruciate ligament problem, an injury that will not only see him miss the rest of the season, but one which could threaten his career, as he enters the latter stages.

At a time when the Blades are looking for leadership and character on the field, losing Morgan becomes a double blow, and it will require another senior member to step up to the plate.

Boss Speed said of the injury:

i>’It’s a massive blow for both Chris and the Club and realistically we won’t see him in action again until pre-season training next July.

‘The lads we have that can play in the central defender’s role will miss his experience and spirit, but I’m sure they will do all in their power to make up for his absence.’

With numbers in defence already thin on the ground, Speed will be looking to bolster his ranks with a signing to cover the skipper’s absence.


36 Replies to “Morgan Set to Miss Season”

  • Anyone care to guess how many of the starting back four on Saturday we will actually own??

    What was all that cr*p about having learned lessons from last year’s reliance on loans???

  • I heard tuesdAy Reid was injured but not spoke to my mate since so can’t confirm it or not….we knew that we don’t own many players even calve and Jordan go at the end of the season! Personally think we’ll see a bit of investment in January as his squad isn’t good enough and is heading down

  • don’t think it’s heading down at all but with us lot you never know….best we can expect is mid to lower table so im predicting us finishing roughly 14th place

  • wouldnt be surprised if we sold hendo and yates in january followed by loaning out evans and ward!! and brought if 4 *****e loan signings…thats the blades way….macabes way after all!!…they yes will will probably go down and then wonder why!!

  • There’s an interesting piece on the Watford page about their finances. About player sales etc still resulting in a loss due to lower income from television money etc. It’s affecting everybody, and as poor as things are at the minute, I do think we’ll benefit in the long run. However, I just wish we would admit we’re going through a transitional period rather than absurd stats….”Well, in the last four years we’ve had the joint 2nd highest wage bill in the football legue” It will be something ridiculous like that soon. As for Morgan, big loss. Big big loss. He looked slow at the weekend, but what he gives the team is much more than just his footballing performance. I do feel we need a permanent replacement, and one who will cost a few quid. It’s not ideal, but an outlay here is vital. You can’t build a defence on the cheap, which we’re proving. I solid centre-half in the Matt Mills mould (we wouldn’t get Mills obviously), a spark in midfield to play in front of Britton and a forward who will attack the bloody ball, and I honestly think we’d have a squad capable of challenging. That’s how narrow the margins are in this league.

  • why wouldnt we get matt mills if we were seriouslly interested in him. donny a bigger club? they wouldn’y be able to ask for too much money due to his contract term and we would blow donnys wages out of the water.

  • Gleadless and I posted many times in the pre season that the next two seasons – at least – would be tough and very transitional. I guess the club had to make all the right noises about challenging or ST sales would have really bombed, and that ST income was vital if further budget cuts were not to be made. Fans expectation levels are still unrealistically high given the bunch of players we have and a novice manager. Speed has a real job on to keep us in this division never mind challenge for anything. He’s learning the hard way and we are suffering with him. I want to see him settle with a style of play, I dont accept that players cant adapt to different styles, we saw the potential at Derby and flashes in other games. Confidence is very low, we need a goal to go in off sombodys backside or a lucky penalty (what are those?) right now just to get a win.

  • so why dont we just go and sign DeMerit as a stright replacement for morgs, he’s a free agent, nobody took him on, and he looks like going back to the MLS or what ever it is.
    Pesonally i think the job is too big for Speed, he needed to cut his teeth somewhere where the expectations aren’t so high, with a squad capable of competing wuth the top teams in the league. we obviously dont have that squad, and also dont seem to be able to adapt. He(speed) also needs to look at the 4-3-3 bollox, it just doesnt work.

  • I really don’t understand all this “transition” talk. As I’ve said before Warnock isn’t taking 2 seasons to transition QPR (and no he hasn’t spent a fortune). Norwich haven’t spent seasons transitioning, Blackpool likewise. The truth is with a shrewd manager and just a little financial backing you can make an impact in this division. We may or may not have a shrewd manager he certainly does not have financial backing. Furthermore “transitioning” implies that we have a goal, a timescale to achieve it in and visible signs that we are progressing. I put it to you that none of these are visible at the Lane. All the signs are that McCabe has run out of cash, ideas and interest. The millions that have been generated via the football side of the club have been wasted on ill fated property ventures. We are saddled with debt and that makes any investment from outside unlikely. The fans are disillusioned (who can blame them) and the gates are dropping. The result is that we are sliding into decline – Division 1 is a real prospect.

  • i just cant take you serious sometimes bfl – mills at donny and theother week it was that reserve game that you said youd been to when it was at another ground….i often agree but when you think mills is at donny when he left for a load of money 18 months ago i worry

  • agre glou the only leadership was from bartley…monts is no captain – bartley is a natural leader you can see it when he starts bossing people around…plus hes confident and tahts what we need right now..speed wouldnt go far wrong giving that lad the responsibility for the rest of the season

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