Sheffield Steelers eyeing Colin Shield trade-off

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SHEFFIELD Steelers may block Colin Shields’ hopes of moving to another Elite League club - unless there is something in it for them.

The Glaswegian activated a two-week clause in his contract to quit Sheffield and Belfast Giants may be interested in having him for a third spell there.

Shields appeared to think after two weeks he’d be free to go anywhere. But League rules stipulate a prospective new club has to seek permission from the previous employer.

And Steelers, competing with Belfast for the League title, would be crazy to let him go without a trade.

“Colin may have been persuaded to leave a lucrative contract after being tapped up, we just don’t know, but he cannot go to any Elite League team without our consent,” said a source.

“If Belfast traded us Craig Peacock, we might be interested.”