Sheffield United: Striker Blades priority

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David Weir has made increasing Sheffield United’s firepower his top priority in the transfer market.

The new manager vowed every member of the League One club’s squad will get an opportunity to win places in his starting 11.

But United’s disappointing showing in front of goal last term, which contributed to last season’s play-off semi-final defeat, has persuaded Weir to explore ways of improving their attack.

Febian Brandy, yet to sign a new contract with Walsall, is understood to feature on his list of potential targets.

Weir will address the team he inherited from Danny Wilson for the first time when United report back for training on Wednesday.

Insisting that everyone starts with a clean slate, the 43-year-old said: “We want them to buy into what we are trying to do and hopefully they will do that.

“We want to take a good look at the players who are already here - because I know there are some very good ones - and see what they can do.”

Weir, who unveiled Adam Owen as his assistant manager with responsibility for performance on Friday, added: “I like attacking football and I like exciting football.

“So of course that’s what we’re going to be doing our utmost to deliver. That’s why it’s important, before you start talking about philosophies and idealogies, to take a good looks at the strengths of the players at your disposal.”