SHEFFIELD UNITED: Blades meet with Monty and Cressy

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SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson last night insisted the futures of Nick Montgomery and Richard Cresswell will be decided “in private” rather than under the glare of the public spotlight.

Neither player has appeared for the League One club this season with Wilson acknowledging after Tuesday’s match at Coventry City they had been ommitted for financial reasons.

United must reduce their wage bill or risk failing to comply with new financial legislation covering sections of the English game.

“It will be kept in house. Conversations are going on in private,” Wilson said. “We’ll see how we can come to a conclusion that suits everybody.”

Although Wilson insists he has not personally received an offer for either Cresswell or Montgomery, The Star can confirm several expressions of interest have been lodged at Bramall Lane. Scunthorpe are presently in pole position to capture Cresswell while Leeds, Huddersfield Town, Burnley and Millwall court his team mate.

With both men still under contract, United could be forced to reach agreement over the remainder of the respective deals.

“Of course they’re frustrated,” Wilson added. “They train their tails off every day and, like every player, want something at the end of that training cycle.”