Sheffield United: Boss is ready to play the long game

Sheffield United manager David Weir is refusing to panic  � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Sheffield United manager David Weir is refusing to panic � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
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David Weir is ready to ignore the clamour for him to make an immediate entry into the emergency loan market, writes James Shield.

Instead, the Sheffield United manager last night signalled he is prepared to wait for the “right player” to become available rather than make a panic decision he might later live to regret.

Weir, who has placed a new centre-forward at the top of his wish-list, told The Star:”I know there are people out there desperate for us to bring someone in but it’s vitally important we get this right. We don’t want to make any mistakes.

“There is work going on to address the situation and we’re assessing a number of potential possibilities. Exploring what opportunities are available to us out there.”

Weir, whose side return to League One action at Carlisle this weekend, reiterated that United could also allow players on the periphery of their squad to arrange temporary moves elsewhere.

“Our only aim (in the transfer market) is to improve our team,” he added. “Which is why it’s worth going into detail over.

“We’re confident something will happen and we’ll see when that is going to be the case. It might be before or after (our next game). We’ll see but quality is the most important thing.”

*Twitter: @JamesShield1