Injuries to force Warnock into market
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Both players have been struck down with injury this week and have joined the likes of Paddy Kenny, Chris Morgan, Robert Page, Michael Brown, Steve Kabba and Mike Whitlow on the Bramall Lane treatment table.
Harley has been sent back to Fulham for the time being so they can assess his foot problem, although he should return at some stage.
"We have sent Jon back to Fulham for them to take over his rehabilitation," said Warnock.
"We will know more about the damage to his foot in a week or so when the swelling goes down."
Warnock expects Brown, Tonge - who was forced out of the England Under-21 squad - and Whitlow to progress over the next ten days.
"It is good news about Mike, he had a problem with his calf and ankle at the end of the game on Saturday but there is no break and we expect him to restart training this week," said Warnock.
"Browny will also start light work later this week and Tongey has a adductor problem. He had to play on after we made three substitutes on Saturday - it will take seven to ten days to settle down."
The injury situation means that Warnock is likely to attempt to make an impact in the transfer market.
"As I have said before, I'm always on the look out for new players, whether we have injuries or not," he continued.
"We have a blank weekend coming up and my coaching staff and I will take the opportunity to look at possible targets.
"We are looking at players in all positions but if we do bring in a player it would have to be someone who is as good as what we have already got, or a youngster who we think will be able to develop."