DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, today hopes to launch a major offensive in the transfer market.
Wilson wants to make further attacking and defensive attacking reinforcements despite already signing John Cofie and Darryl Westlake ahead of the new campaign.
Shaun Miller, the Crewe Alexandra striker, is scheduled to hold a second round of talks with United’s hierarchy this morning as he looks to become Wilson’s third major acquisition of the close season while Middlesbrough full-back Tony McMahon has also been linked with Bramall Lane.
But Wilson has told The Star he wants to bolster his frontline still further with Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp among those known to feature on the former Northern Ireland international’s wanted list.
“Goals are massive. It doesn’t matter who you are, you want them in your team,” he said. “Those are the things that win matches and so we want to have the potential to score as many as we possibly can. We’ve got some really good forwards but if we can bring in one, possibly two, more to push them along then that’s what we’ll do.
“If we can do that then it should be a win win situation for everybody.”
Wilson’s words confirm that United, the most potent attacking force in League One last term will once again look to overwhelm opposition defences when the competition resumes with a home match against Shrewsbury Town on August 18.
A week earlier United, who continue their preparations for the 2012/13 campaign at Rotherham’s New York Stadium tomorrow evening, entertain Burton Albion in the first round of the Capital One Cup.
United, who asked Darren Ward to coach their senior goalkeepers during last week’s tour of Malta following Paul Crichton’s move to Huddersfield Town, have also monitored the likes of Hibernian youngster David Wotherspoon and Stuart Beavon of Wycombe Wanderers.