Sheffield United provide update on fitness of captain Barker

Sheffield United have confirmed the information that captain Sophie Barker will probably be sidelined for a major interval with a Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) damage.
The 31-year-old midfielder returned to the South Yorkshire membership in the summertime on a mortgage deal from Barclays Women’s Super League facet Leicester City however will probably be a major interval of time earlier than Barker will get to tug on the pink and white jersey once more in a aggressive fixture. The Blades have confirmed that Barker has undergone surgical procedure on her damage and she or he is unlikely to be seen in motion till the tip of the 12 months.
After starring for former second tier membership Doncaster Rovers Belles, Barker initially joined Sheffield United in 2018 forward of their first season within the elite recreation. The participant made 32 appearances for The Blades within the Barclays Women’s Championship in her first spell, through which she scored two targets.
Barker joined Leicester City in 2020 and she or he went on to assist the membership to win the Barclays Women’s Championship title in her first season within the East Midlands earlier than struggling for recreation time within the prime flight in 2021/2022.
The midfielder re-joined Sheffield United on a mortgage deal in July with head coach Neil Redfearn placing his religion within the participant by handing her the captain’s armband, a task which she beforehand held on the membership in her preliminary spell.
Further updates on Barker’s fitness are anticipated to be offered in the end.

Daniel Pentland

I’m the editor and proprietor of FAWSL Full-Time journal. I’ve been reporting on males’s and ladies’s soccer at numerous ranges since summer season 2015. Some of the occasions which I’ve reported from embrace the 2017 UEFA Women’s European Championship, 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, SSE Women’s FA Cup remaining, Emirates FA Cup remaining, UEFA Europa League, English Football League and numerous worldwide matches.

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