Pre-season is a time for players to get fully prepared and match-fit for the new campaign, so Sheffield United fans will probably have been worried to see forward David McGoldrick play no part in their three friendlies so far due to injury.
He has also been selected to play for the Republic of Ireland in their upcoming fixtures, but it has been uncertain whether he will feature against Bulgaria and Finland, and Chris Wilder has now provided an update on the 32-year-old.
Speaking ahead of their upcoming friendly against Preston North End, Wilder has given some positive news on the player before their Premier League season gets underway with the visit of Wolves on September 14.
Speaking via the Sheffield Star, the Blades manager said: “Didzy has been continuing to work with us this week. They (Ireland) play on Sunday, I believe, so I think he’ll be involved in that.”
Last season he played 26 times in England’s top flight, scoring twice and assisting two goals whilst averaging 1.6 shots per game, via WhoScored. Despite his low goal tally, his regular appearances highlight that he is not purely in the team to score goals, while he has often been praised by Wilder for his on-field contributions.
His performances did not go unnoticed as he was named the 2019 FAI Senior Men’s International Player of the Year, per Yorkshire Live, representing his country with distinction.
That all serves to highlight the importance that McGoldrick has in the side, and therefore anyone of a Blades persuasion will likely be happy to hear that he should be available for the start of the season.
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