Lane boss targets new striker

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DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, is scouring the transfer market for a new striker after admitting that more firepower is required to ensure his team fulfil their potential in League One next term.

United’s preparations for the new campaign came to an end on Sunday with a draw against Championship club Blackpool.

But, despite describing himself as ‘satisfied’ with most aspects of their performance, Wilson, who has yet to reach a decision on trialists Kevin McDonald, Alex Kruk and Matt Duke, expressed concerns about the volume of missed chances.

“That’s a priority,” he told The Star. “It’s something that we’re going to be looking at. It might impact upon other aspects of our business - because I don’t want to bring anyone in that might stop us from strengthening that area if we possibly can - but I’m sure there’s a balance that can be struck.”

Wilson added: “Just because we’re trying to do something in that department isn’t a criticism of the lads we already have here. Far from it.

“All we’re trying to do is make sure that we have as many options - the right options - as possible because I want us to be able to put teams to the sword.”

With Ched Evans’ representative confirming his client has been charged with rape following an alleged incident in Rhyl on May 31, Richard Cresswell, Chris Porter and Daniel Bogdanovic are the only experienced marksmen likely to be at United’s disposal at Oldham Athletic this weekend.

Meanwhile, United are sending a side to Stocksbridge Park Steels tonight (7.45pm).