Sheffield United: Blades star passed fit for Bury

David Edgar (left) returned to Sheffield this morning
David Edgar (left) returned to Sheffield this morning

Nigel Adkins has confirmed that David Edgar will be available for selection against Bury this weekend.

The Sheffield United centre-half, signed on a season long loan from Birmingham City, returned to the Redtooth Academy this morning after representing Canada in their World Cup qualifiers with Belize.

Confirming that fellow internationals Che Adams, Louis Reed and Callum McFadzean are also fit to face David Flitcroft’s side, Adkins said: “David has been on the other side of the world, representing Canada. He’s come back to us today and he’s fine. He isn’t out of the game.”

United enter Saturday’s match knowing that victory could see them replace Gillingham at the top of the League One table.

Adkins, speaking at the club’s training complex earlier this afternoon, also revealed Stefan Scougall is making progress in his battle to overcome a troublesome ankle complaint. The midfielder has not featured since last month’s win at Peterborough.

“Scouggs has also been training,” Adkins, the United manager, said. “He had stitches on his ankle, in a very awkward place. It was a nasty gash and his ankle was very swollen.”

James Wallace, meanwhile, has been ruled-out of the match against the visitors from Gigg Lane. He was forced to withdraw from the recent triumph over Swindon Town with a muscle problem.

“James hasn’t trained yet, with his calf, but he’s still progressing,” Adkins said. “He’s coming along.”

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