Sheffield United: New faces set to arrive

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The arrival of a fresh investment at Bramall Lane will lead to changes on Sheffield United’s board of directors, The Star understands.

United, who yesterday confirmed they have sold a 50 per cent stake in the club to an as yet unnamed individual, are expected to officially unveil the new arrivals at a media conference next week.

Plc chairman Kevin McCabe, having brokered what he described as “a game-changing” deal, will retain his membership.

Other long-standing figures among the League One club’s hierarchy are also expected to remain in post, with the new directorships designed to compliment rather than sweep away the previous regime.

With McCabe reiterating that the funding unlocked by will be used primarily to improve the first team squad - although monies are also believed to have been earmarked for other associated projects - United expect to be active in the transfer market ahead of Monday’s deadline for permanent signings.

Jose Baxter is expected to make his debut against MK Dons after arriving from Oldham Athletic earlier this week. The former Everton midfielder cost United an initial £300,000 with further ‘add-ons’ payable should he prove a success.