Sheffield United: Blades monitor target

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Martyn Woolford, the former Scunthorpe midfielder, is believed to be a transfer target for Sheffield United.

The Star understands that Woolford features on the list of potential acquisitions new manager Nigel Adkins compiled soon after the arrival of chief scout Lee Turnbull completed his backroom staff at Bramall Lane.

If Woolford does join United - and sources in London this morning claimed he could be keen on exploring the possibility of a return north - it would see him resurrect the partnership with Adkins which delivered Championship football to Glanford Park in 2009.

Born in Castleford, Woolford represented Glasshoughton Welfare and Frickley Athletic ahead of a switch to York City.

His performances at Bootham Crescent prompted Scunthorpe to recruit him, for an undisclosed sum, in 2008.

Woolford scored the winning goal - against Millwall - in the League One showpiece seven seasons ago before arriving at The New Den, via Bristol City, in January 2013. He signed a two-and-a-half year contract but was told by Neil Harris, Adkins’ counterpart in the capital, that he was among 18 players who would be allowed to leave following Millwall’s relegation last term.

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