Sheffield United: Chris Wilder runs the rule over Luke Steele as Simon Moore appears to edge closer to the exit door

Former Barnsley and Bristol City goalkeeper Luke Steele has joined Sheffield United on trial, amind increasingly speculation about Simon Moore's long-term future at Bramall Lane.

Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 7:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 7:12 pm
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Steele, who left United's Championship rivals at the end of last season, travelled with Chris Wilder's squad to tonight's friendly against Bradford City alongside David McGoldrick.

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Moore is known to have attracted interest from West Bromwich Albion in recent days and missed last week's meeting with Maritimo due to injury. Although his complaint is not thought to be serious - coaching staff described it as a "quad problem" following the match - WBA's desire to sign him is. Wilder, who recently recruited Manchester United's Dean Henderson on loan, would prefer not to lose Moore. But he will also be aware Darren Moore's side can afford to significantly increase the 28-year-old's wages because there are in receipt of a parachute payment after being relegated from the Premier League two months ago.

Steele, aged 33, started his career with hometown club Peterborough United before heading to Manchester United in 2002. After a spell on loan at Oakwell, he joined Barnsley on a permanent basis after six years in the North-West and arrived at City via Panathinaikos.