Sheffield United: Blades boss Clough ends striker interest

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Sheffield United have ended their interest in Dunston UTS centre-forward Scott Fenwick, writes James Shield.

Nigel Clough, the League One club’s manager, confirmed he will not be offering the 23-year-old a professional contract following an unsuccessful trial.

Fenwick scored for United’s under-21’s during their recent victory over Birmingham City and hit the target nearly 50 times for Durham FC last term but Clough told The Star: “We won’t be doing anything there. That’s not something we’ll be pursuing.”

Fenwick, aged 23, was an academy player for both Newcastle and Sunderland before moving to Gretna where he played alongside City striker Lee Novak.

But Clough, speaking ahead of tonight’s game against Yeovil Town, indicated Michael Higdon’s return from suspension, coupled with the emergence of Marc McNulty, has lessened the need for attacking reinforcements.

“We’ve got an enquiry in for one loan player,” Clough, who has previously approached Blackpool about the possibility of signing Steven Davies, said. “But that’s very much dependent upon their club so we’re waiting for an answer on that one but we’ve already got plenty of good options there.

“It’s a possibility something could happen (before the weekend) but we’ll wait and see.”

*Twitter: @JamesShield1