Sheffield United: Club holds fire until new boss arrives

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SHEFFIELD UNITED V YEOVIL 3.513'Pic : Martyn Harrison'Dave Kitson - Sheffield United & Sam Foley- yeovil''� BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Sheffield United will delay releasing their list of retained and released players until a permanent manager is appointed, writes James Shield.

The League One club had been scheduled to announce which members of its squad about to become free agents will be offered new deals early next week. But with appointing Danny Wilson’s successor now top priority at Bramall Lane, officials will hold fire until the vacancy is filled.

Chris Morgan, who took charge on an interim basis last month, has publicly confirmed his interest in the post while United have received around 30 applications from external candidates.

Dave Kitson, Danny Higginbotham and Barry Robson are among those who signed short-term contracts en route to United’s ill-fated play-off semi-final with Yeovil Town.

With the announcement of a slimmed down football club board the first stage of a what has been described as a “major re-profiling” behind the scenes, many of United’s highest new earners are unlikely to be handed the chance to remain irrespective of who takes over the reins.

*Twitter: JamesShield1

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