Warnock holds Webber hope
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Neil Warnock hopes Danny Webber will be fit to return before the end of the month.
Neil Warnock hopes Sheffield United striker Danny Webber will be fit to return before the end of the month.
Webber is carrying a groin injury, which ruled him out of last Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to fellow promoted side Reading.
He had previously started all four of The Blades' Premiership matches after establishing himself as Warnock's first choice forward.
The groin complaint is not a long-term problem and Warnock is optimistic Webber will be available for the September 30 game at home to Middlesbrough.
"We hope Danny Webber could be available for the Middlesbrough game," Warnock told Sky Sports News.
Webber will sit out Tuesday's Carling Cup tie with Bury at Bramall Lane, while Michael Tonge and Nick Montgomery are also injured.
Blades boss Warnock is going to hand some of his fringe players a chance against the League Two side as he looks to mastermind a first win of the season.
He added: "It will be a strong side, but there won't be many people who played on Saturday.
"It's a matter of giving everybody else an opportunity to stake a claim. I think everybody knows we've got injury problems, so we'll see who can come in.
"Michael Tonge and Monty are out in midfield, so young Stephen Quinn and Nicky Law are in the squad. They will both be involved at some stage."