Blades receive striker boost
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheffield United might have strikers Steve Kabba and Ashley Ward back soon.Sheffield United have been boosted by the news that injured strikers Steve Kabba and Ashley Ward are recovering well from injury.
Kabba looked to be ruled out for the season after tendinitis in his knee flared up again last month.
However, the former Crystal Palace hit-man may be ready to make his first appearance of the season in a matter of weeks while strike partner Ward could be ready to play again in the New Year as well.
"The doctor has said Kabba might be able to play a game within three weeks and I won't rule Ward out of a return soon after Christmas," Manager Neil Warnock told the club's official website.
"Kabba has had a course of injections over three months, he is doing so well, but I'm certainly not setting targets to rush him back.
"He has had three major injuries and tendinitis can often occur in cases such as these."
The former Crewe Alexandra, Barnsley and Bradford City marksman has also been improving with his hamstring problem.
"Despite having differing opinions from surgeons whether or not Ward needs an operation on his hamstring, he hasn't gone under the knife," Warnock added.
"He is training and running superbly well and is a player I would welcome back into the squad."
The news comes as another Blades striker in Jake Speight has joined non-league Gainsborough Trinity for a 'work experience' loan.
In other news, Chinese businessman Zhang Deqing has agreed to buy 8.5 million shares from the club's plc chairman Kevin McCabe.
Zhang currently owns Chinese side Gansu Pegasus - the club where former England international Paul Gascoigne played for a short spell.