Report: Sheffield United set to be without Billy Sharp and Chris Basham

Billy Sharp of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield United at Loftus Road on August 11, 2018 in London, England.

Sheffield United are attempting to catch Leeds United in the race for promotion, but they are currently three points behind Marcelo Bielsa's men.

Billy Sharp of Sheffield United celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Barnsley at Bramall Lane on August 19, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

Sheffield United have been dealt another blow in their race to catch Leeds United in the race for promotion.

The Sheffield Star report that both Billy Sharp and Chris Basham are set to miss out on playing in the Blades’ upcoming match against Nottingham Forest on Friday.

Sharp and Basham have been two of Chris Wilder’s key man this season, and their absences are a bitter blow at a time when Sheffield United are desperately trying to catch Leeds.

 

Leeds seized the initiative in the race for promotion last weekend, as they capitalised on a slip up from Sheffield United.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men picked up a victory over Sheffield Wednesday, while the Blades could only manage to draw with Millwall.

Billy Sharp of Sheffield United celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Barnsley at Bramall Lane on August 19, 2017 in Sheffield,...

Both Sharp and Basham picked up knocks in that match and they have been unable to shake them off over the course of the week.

The pair will be huge misses for Sheffield United, who surely need to collect three points on Friday.

Leeds, meanwhile, have no fresh injury problems, with Bielsa’s men next in action against Wigan Athletic.

Chris Basham of Sheffield United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane on January 12, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

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