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Sheffield United: The reason for Stuart McCall’s absence from Blackpool is revealed…

So, although he likes to be candid with his supporters, the United manager has admitted to spreading misinformation about the exact nature of the complaints for which some of his players are receiving treatment. And also when the coaches expect them to come back.

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Sheffield United defender Chris Basham is injured: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

“Sometimes, because we don’t want to warn the opponent or give a boost to the teams around us, we can just say something or post information (about injuries),” he told reporters. ahead of United’s draw with Blackpool. “I think most people will understand why.”

With United ninth in the table but only a point behind sixth-placed Queens Park Rangers, the absence of so many key players threatens to undermine their bid to qualify for the playoffs.

Midfielder Conor Hourihane and goalkeeper Adam Davies were Heckingbottom’s only experienced options on the bench during the visit to Bloomfield Road.

George Baldock, pictured in action for Sheffield United against Barnsley earlier this season: Andrew Yates/Sportimage

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