Scotland have been dealt an injury blow with the news that John Fleck will miss between four and six weeks with a back issue.

The Sheffield United midfielder’s problem is the latest in a growing list of injuries for the Blades.

Defender Jack O’Connell is likely to miss the remainder of the campaign after undergoing knee surgery, while striker Lys Mousset (toe) has yet to play this season.

Forward Oliver Burke was only fit enough for the bench against Fulham due to a knock and left-back Max Lowe’s Premier League debut was cut short on Sunday after he suffered a concussion after just 20 minutes.

Blades boss Chris Wilder said: “John was down to play, it’s another unfortunate injury. He suffered one of those injuries you don’t get 99 times out of 100.

“Speaking to the medical people, how unfortunate he was to land on such a small place on his back to do the damage that he has done is so unlucky.

“It will be four to six weeks and it’s another blow that we have to take on the chin.”