Imagination the key to Wilson recruitment

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DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has promised to adopt an imaginative approach in the transfer market.

Wilson, who according to sources at Swindon Town is interested in signing Jean-Francois Lescinel following the Haiti international’s departure from the County Ground, vowed no stone would be left unturned as he prepares to rebuild a squad which was relegated from the Championship last season.

United have often been criticised for a perceived unwillingness to explore every possible avenue when it comes to recruitment.

The Scottish Leagues, where Lescinel enjoyed a brief spell at Falkirk earlier in his career, have proven a rich resource of talent for teams such as Swansea City in recent seasons while United have preferred to loan players from Premier League clubs.

Wilson told The Star: “When you are in this division (League One) you have to cut your cloth accordingly and be realistic.

“Of course everyone has aspirations to bring the biggest hitters in but, most of the time, they’re not going to want to drop to this level.

“So you’ve got to be very productive in terms of your acquisitions. Sometimes there are people out there who aren’t right in front of your nose but have a lot to offer.

“Plenty of them exist. You’ve just got to be brave enough, if the opportunity arises, to take a punt on them.”

Wilson has ruled out a move for Swindon’s Jon-Paul McGovern despite press reports linking the Scottish midfielder with a return to United.

“People are putting two and two together and coming up with odd numbers,” he said.