Blades eye Lappin, as Miller nears full fitness

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Sheffield United are keeping tabs on Cardiff City’s Scottish left-back Simon Lappin, the Sheffield Telegraph understands.

Lappin, who is also capable of playing on the left of midfield, has yet to feature for the Bluebirds this season, and only featured for them four times last season.

The 30-year-old has, in fact, played just ten games since August 2011. Four of those, however, came in the Premier League for Norwich City, and it is that experience that has caught the eye of United boss David Weir.

United have identified Scotland as a rich source of talent and, with the likes of Neill Collins, Ryan Flynn and Jamie Murphy already on their books, could move for another player from north of the border before tomorrow evening’s game against Crawley Town.

Injury will rob United youngster Callum McFadzean of the chance to line up against his brother Kyle, while Blades striker Shaun Miller hopes to make his comeback from injury in the coming weeks.