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Sheffield United: Chris Wilder calls off Martyn Waghorn pursuit

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder today admitted defeat in the battle to sign Ipswich Town centre forward Martyn Waghorn.

The 28-year-old appears destined to join Derby County after undergoing a medical at Pride Park this morning.

Martyn Waghorn

Martyn Waghorn

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's game against Middlesbrough, who had also been chasing Waghorn, Wilder said: "We can't be embarrassed. We put in and it hasn't been enough. We were up against some clubs at different stages of their development, who have got bigger pockets than us. If they say 'yes' then it tends to happen."

Wilder used his latest pre-match media conference to confirm Paul Coutts has returned to full training.

The midfielder has been absent since November due to injury.