United may dip into loan market, says Danny

Blades: Sheffield United news, reports and more with The Star.
Blades: Sheffield United news, reports and more with The Star.
Have your say

DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has hinted he would like to strengthen his squad during the emergency loan window.

Former Glasgow Rangers defender David Weir and goalkeeper Mark Howard, previously of Blackpool, have been invited to train at Shirecliffe and, despite Wilson’s insistence that terms have not been offered, are both understood to have held talks about officially joining the first team squad.

Wilson said: “We’re not going to weaken ourselves by having a look are we.”

United host Wycombe Wanderers today fourth in the League One table and boasting two games in hand on arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday in second. Wilson’s men travel to third placed Huddersfield Town on Tuesday for a match which could exert huge influence over the race for an automatic promotion spot.

By contrast, this afternoon’s visitors are just a point and a place above the relegation zone but inflicted a surprise defeat upon United earlier this season.

Gary Waddock, the Wanderers manager, said: “We’ve got nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

“Everybody in the footballing world would expect Sheffield United to win, so we can go up there and enjoy ourselves.

“It’s a big, big task for us, but one that we worked so hard for last year – to be able to play at stadiums like this – and we want to enjoy it.

“It doesn’t get any bigger. We go into every game looking to win, but it would be a big bonus for us if we could get anything from the game.”

Wanderers beat Tranmere Rovers last weekend and Waddock added: “The players have got that confidence from last week.

“You could see it in the dressing room after the game.

“A number of weeks I’ve come in and it’s been flat.

“Last week meant a lot to them.”