Sheffield United interim manager Paul Heckingbottom has confirmed Oli McBurnie is a doubt for Euro 2020 as the Scotland striker is ruled out for the rest of the domestic season.
The forward has been a regular in manager Steve Clarke’s plans although a first goal in navy blue has alluded him over 16 appearances. McBurnie has scored one goal in 23 Premier League appearances for Sheffield United this season.
He won’t get the chance to add to that tally after picking up a foot fracture. It adds to Clarke’s injury worries after key defender Kieran Tierney was also ruled out for the season – who like Sheffield United striker McBurnie – will have until the June 1st Scotland squad submission deadline to prove fitness levels are up to scratch for Euro 2020.
Speaking on McBurnie’s injury, interim Blades manager Heckingbottom said: “Oli is out for the season as well. He’s got a stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal so we’ve lost two forwards, which isn’t positive. We seem to get one player back and lose two at the minute but that’s how it is, and it tends to be the way when things aren’t going your way.”
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