Wilson on loan lookout as deadline approaches

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SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson is refusing to rule out re-entering the loan market despite admitting he would prefer the club’s own players to shoulder the burden of clawing themselves up the League One table.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s deadline for temporary signings, Wilson said: “It is pointless bringing someone into the squad who is not going to play.

“With the way the boys have been doing, there is no real rush to do that.

“I hope there is no need to dip into it (the loan market) but you never know.

“We have to use it wisely and make sure the people we bring in are the right type.

“We’ve done okay so far on that front.”

Wilson, who was last night still waiting to discover the extent of the injury Lee Williamson sustained during Saturday’s victory over Carlisle, recently invited former United striker James Beattie to train with his squad.

Negotiations with Beattie, a free agent after being released by Glasgow Rangers, are continuing, with Wilson also insisting Blackpool duo Matt Phillips and Billy Clarke could return after successful loans at Bramall Lane.

The duo both appeared as substitutes for Ian Holloway’s side during their Championship fixture against Middlesbrough.

Wilson, whose team are fifth in the rankings, said: “I have not spoken with Ian.

“I think the fact that he has brought the two boys back is something of a statement.

“If anything happens, I’m sure they’ll be in touch with us, but we’ll have to wait and see.”

Meanwhile, United player-coach Chris Morgan and members of the League One club’s backroom staff are poised to undertake a gruelling challenge today in a bid to raise money for The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Morgan and his colleagues will attempt to ‘grapple’ the height of Mount Everest using a rope pulley machine.

To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/bladesropepull