David Weir has made increasing Sheffield United’s firepower his top priority in the transfer market.
The former Scotland international vowed every member of the League One club’s squad will be handed an opportunity to win places in its starting 11 after being appointed manager earlier this month.
But United’s disappointing showing in front of goal last term, which contributed to last season’s play-off semi-final defeat, has persuaded Weir to explore ways of improving their attacking armoury.
Febian Brandy, who has yet to sign a new contract with Walsall, is understood to feature on his list of potential targets.
The Star understands that Brandy, aged 24, has informed friends his heart is now set on a move to Bramall Lane rather than remaining at the Banks’s Stadium.
Barring any unforseen hitches, Weir could even unveil the centre-forward before his squad reports back for training on Wednesday.
Insisting that everyone starts with a clean slate, the 43-year-old said: “We want them to buy into what we are trying to do and hopefully they will do that.