Lane boss wants windows to close

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Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson has repeated his call for transfer windows to be scrapped.

But Wilson, speaking ahead of tomorrow’s League One fixture at Bury, fears English football is destined to be forever saddled with a system which frustrates fellow coaches and supporters alike.

“Do I think we should have it? No, I don’t,” said Wilson. “And I don’t know too many people – any in fact – who believe it should stay. Not in this country anyway.

“But it’s a FIFA thing so unless they change their minds there then the windows will stay. And, let’s be honest, they’re not the biggest fans of England are they?”

Wilson has so far made one new acquisition - Marcus Williams - since the Football League’s recruitment market re-opened for business earlier this month.

Despite facing an anxious wait to discover whether the likes of Nick Montgomery, Ched Evans and Stephen Quinn attract bids from Championship or top-flight clubs, the former Northern Ireland international hopes to “strengthen” his options after United climbed to second in the table.

Blackpool’s Billy Clarke and Glasgow Rangers duo John Fleck and Kyle Hutton are all confirmed targets. Youngsters Erik Tonne, David McAllister, Jordan Chappell and Jack Adams yesterday extended their contracts with United but Elian Parrino will depart. McAllister immediately joined Shrewsbury on loan.

“If you limit people’s ability to buy and sell at their leisure, there’s a danger they make rash decisions,” said Wilson.