Blades dealt Francis blow
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheffield United defender Simon Francis is facing up to a month on the sidelines.Sheffield United defender Simon Francis is facing up to a month on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Francis turned out for the club's reserves against Barnsley in a bid to boost his fitness levels, but the outing did more harm than good as he picked up a knee injury.
A scan has revealed damage to the medial ligament in his knee and manager Neil Warnock has been told he will be without the defender for around a month.
"It is another blow," a disappointed Warnock told the club's website. "We can do without any more injuries."