Sheffield United: Shrews keen on McAllister switch

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SHREWSBURY Town are interested in bringing David McAllister, the Sheffield United midfielder, back to Greenhous Meadow after Danny Wilson confirmed players “on the periphery” of his squad could leave during the transfer window.

United, who will also allow John Cofie to depart after the on-loan forward failed to command a regular place in Wilson’s starting 11, must trim their wage bill to comply with new financial legislation following the arrival of Jamie Murphy and Danny Higginbotham.

Cofie, signed on a youth loan from Manchester United last summer, does not feature on the club’s Salary Cost Management Protocol calculations.

However, with United’s wage bill now likely to be close to the maximum permitted by the Football League, Wilson yesterday conceded Cofie is unlikely to be the only exit from Bramall Lane before the end of the month.

And that has alerted Shrewsbury to the possibility of brokering a deal for McAllister who enjoyed a successful three month spell in Shropshire earlier this year.

Graham Turner, Wilson’s counterpart in the Midlands, made no secret of his desire to retain the 23-year-old’s services for the duration of the present campaign after McAllister helped the former Welsh Cup holders gain promotion to League One last term.