Sheffield United: Blades target set for Livi exit

Bramall Lane, the home of Sheffield United � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Bramall Lane, the home of Sheffield United � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
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Marc McNulty appears destined to leave Livingston after admitting he has probably played his final game for the Scottish Championship club.

Sheffield United are in pole position to sign the centre-forward after officials at Almondvale Stadium allowed him to train with Nigel Clough’s squad earlier this month.

McNulty, whose contract expires at the end of next season, said: “There’s obviously been a lot of talk, but that’s all it is just now. I’ve got another year at Livingston and I don’t know what could happen in the summer.

“All I know is that I’m a Livingston player still. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to go to the next level if the opportunity came but until then I’m a Livingston player and I’ll give it everything.”

“Livingston is a good stepping club to go to the next level, but you need to go to the right club.

“It’s always a massive decision to move on and decide where you’re going to go, particularly if you’re at a certain age.

“If you move when you’re too young or not going to play it’s no good, you need to go to the right club where you’re going to play every week.”

Although McNulty has been the subject of exploratory talks between Bramall Lane officials and their counterparts from West Lothian, Clough is also known to be pursuing a number of other options as he attempts to bolster the attacking options at his disposal ahead of the 2014/15 League One campaign with two new strikers potentially arriving in South Yorkshire.

“We’re looking at a long list of possibilities,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.”

*Twitter: @JamesShield1